Sydney — For more than a century those involved have racked their brains about how to approach a semi-final clash. “For me, the approach to a semi-final is tougher than to a final. You still want to play your natural game, but there’s a bit more pressure. The senior players have to come to the fore in a semi-final … an AJ Venter, a Johann Muller. I think the first five minutes will determine which side will play with the greatest self-confidence,” said Du Plessis.