Rafael Nadal will take on Richard Gasquet in the Men's first semi-final clash of the 2015 Swiss Indoors on 31 October, Saturday.
Where to watch live
The match starts at 1.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the match will be available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates are available on ATP's official website.
Nadal has never won the Swiss Indoors so far in his career and the former world number one is two wins away from winning the tournament for the first time. Moreover, he has not even made it to the finals and a victory on Saturday will seal him a place in the final.
The 29-year-old made a comeback after being a set down in the quarter-final clash against Marin Cilic to win the tie in order to seal a berth in the last four of the ongoing tournament in Basel. He won the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Nadal has lost a set each in both the matches. That is something he would be hoping to avoid in the semi-final and manage a first straight set victory in the Swiss Indoors.
Dominic Thiem was Gasquet's second round opponent and the latter sealed a straight set win, after managing to clinch the first set in a tiebreaker. The final score was 7-6, 6-4. In the quarter final, he came close to sealing a straight set victory.
Gasquet was playing Ivo Karlovic in the last eight of the tournament. He won the opening set and lost the second set in a tiebreaker. The third and final set was decided on a tie breaker as well and it went in Gasquet's favour with the final score reading 6-4, 6-7, 7-6.
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Rafael Nadal to win: 4/9
- Richard Gasquet to win: 17/10
Nadal has a comfortable 13-1 lead over Gasquet in overall meetings. The pair has clashed in three Grand Slam events and the former world number one has won on all three occasions. In the last five meetings Nadal has a 5-0 lead over Gasquet.
Cincinnati Masters History
Nadal and Gasquet have never faced each other in the Swiss Indoors and the pair will meet for the first time in the semi-final clash on Saturday.