Jennifer Brady vs. Naomi Osaka - 2020 US Open Semi-Final
Thursday, September 10 2020
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Naomi Osaka meets Jennifer Brady in the semifinals of the 2020 US Open on Thursday, September 10 2020. Will it be the 2018 US Open Champion or the young American to make their way to the final on Sunday?
Naomi Osaka has been incredible all tournament, and especially in her quarterfinal match against Rogers. Naomi Osaka controlled the match from the start and did not let anything go easy. Osaka was superb on her serve, winning over 80% of the points both on her first and her second serve. Osaka seems determined and she is definitely the favourite to take the Silverware home on Sunday, but she will have to bring her A-game once again on Thursday if she is to avoid an upset by the young and determined American in Jennifer Brady. Osaka knows these courts, has played here many times and has a lot more experience than her opponent, and she will be hoping that gives her an edge at the end of the day.
Jennifer Brady has had a superb run here at the US Open, showing us that she is definitely the future of USA's women's tennis. Brady is very solid from the baseline and can play extremely long rallies to make her opponents hit unforced errors. Brady will be looking at this match with a bit of nerves in my opinion, Arthur Ashe Stadium, US Open, Semi-Final, and she might feel overwhelmed. But I think she will still be able to put on a solid performance here and if she plays her best she has a chance to make it to the final.
This will be the third meeting between both players, with the head to head standing at 1-1. I think this is going to be a tight match but Osaka should edge it. Osaka has the experience, the determination and the game to beat anyone on her day. If Osaka serves the same way she has all tournament, she will get the better of Brady who will be feeling some nerves. Take Osaka to win this match and make her second US Open final in 3 years.