The first men’s semifinal of the Internationals of Rome 2019 (at 14.30) presents the rematch between Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas. And if in the Spanish capital, a week ago, the Greek managed to find the key to disrupt Rafa’s defense, this time the balance of power seems to be reversed. In three meetings, at the Foro Italico, the Majorcan lost six games, a personal record for him in the Roman apparitions. And even if Tsitsipas has maintained a decidedly high level, it seems complicated to think of it again winner in conditions slower than those encountered in Madrid. Before the challenge of a week ago, however, Rafa had a 3-0 record in head-to-head: to return to winning this time would be important not only for this tournament, but to put a certain margin of safety between him and the others in sight Paris.