(1) Rafael Nadal vs. (4) Andreas Seppi
Nadal and Seppi will be squaring off for the seventh time in their careers when they collide in the semifinals of the bet-at-home Open on Saturday afternoon. The head-to-head series stands at 5-1 in favor of Nadal, whose only loss to Seppi came back in 2008 on the indoor hard courts of Rotterdam. He has since won six consecutive sets, including two in a 6-1, 6-3 beatdown last spring on the Monte-Carlo clay.
Although Nadal will have to do far more to officially emerge from a season-long slump, his week in Hamburg has been relatively encouraging up to this point. The 10th-ranked Spaniard has defeated Fernando Verdasco, Jiri Vesely, and Pablo Cuevas, dropping just…
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