Albano Olivetti will meet Riccardo Ghedin on Saturday in the semi-finals of the 2012 Segovia Challenger
You can watch and bet on Olivetti v Ghedin live for free at bet365.
Albano Olivetti isn’t one of the seeds in this week’s Segovia Challenger but he could well be considered the favourite after making it through to the semi-finals. The world No. 258 has shown a lot of promise this season, making a few headlines in February when he defeated Mardy Fish in Marseille. The American was the world No. 8 at the time.
Olivetti’s route to the final four hasn’t been a straightforward one. He had to edge two tie-breakers to beat eighth seed Ivan Navarro in round two, and then needed to clinch a third set tie-breaker against top seed Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the quarter-finals (6-4, 4-6, 7-6(6)).
Next up for Olivetti is a meeting with Riccardo Ghedin of Italy. Ghedin is the only other unseeded player left in the draw. He outlined his title credentials by beating third set Dusan Lajovic in round two, before eliminating Marin Draganja on Friday in the last eight (6-3, 4-6, 6-3).
Ghedin will be fired up for this match but he’ll need to be at his best against the 6’8” Frenchman.