2020 Italian Open Semi-Final – Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman taking place? Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

When is Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman on and what time does it start? Sunday 20th September, 2020

What surface is Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman being played on? Clay

Where can I get tickets for Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman? No tickets are available as the 2020 Italian Open will be played without spectators

What channel is Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Denis Shapovalov vs Diego Schwartzman? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

THE PREDICTION

Denis Shapovalov reached his fifth Masters 1000 semi-final by ousting Grigor Dimitrov in a topsy-turvy quarter-final on Saturday but the story of the round had to be Diego Schwartzman’s superb win over King of Clay Rafael Nadal – a man he had previously lost to on all nine occasions they had faced off. The Argentine played some excellent clutch tennis in that straight-sets win and is he bound to be full of confidence, but such a momentous victory brings its own pressure and he may feel that he needs to capitalise on that now. He also reached the semi-finals here last year where he lost narrowly to Djokovic so he’ll be determined to go one better at least, but he runs into a man in fine form in Shapovalov. This will be the first meeting between the pair so it’s a difficult one to call, but Schwartzman just gets the nod as he played to a slightly higher level in his quarter-final.

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