Fabio Fognini vs Andy Murray Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Andy Murray won his first title since 2019 last week which is a special moment for him regardless of the level of the tournament. He is coming ready to go deep in Rome and will start with a match against Fabio Fognini.

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Fabio Fognini vs Andy Murray – Match Predictions

Two veterans will go against each other in the opening round of the Italian Open. They know each other very well and Fognini will have the support of the home crowd.

Andy Murray to win

Andy Murray will probably never reach his best form but what we have seen from him in the past couple of weeks, look very promising. He is coming off a busy week winning a challenge in France and will continue to play well in Rome. What makes these two players different is the effort they put in. Murray is always ready to fight until the last breath which is not the case with Fognini. Knowing that Murray is much closer to the win.

Under 21.5 games

Murray will be furious in this match and will start hard which will not be something Fognini will be ready to respond to. The former World No. 1 knows how to save his energy and will get the job done quickly in a match with less than 21.5 games.

Fabio Fognini vs Andy Murray Preview

It’s been a while since these two players played against each other and things have changed for both of them.

Fabio Fognini

Fognini is currently ranked at No. 127 in the Atp rankings and his career-best was No. 9. The Italian is only 2-8 for the season and 2-4 on clay. Fognini has not played in the last month and his last match was the loss to Marco Checcinato in the second round of Estoril.

Andy Murray

The former No. 1 is currently ranked at No. 52. Murray has a decent 15-7 record for the season and is 5-2 on clay. He used last week to play in the challenger in Aix en Provence and ended up winning the tournament which is his first title since 2019. In the final, Murray defeated Tommy Paul after dropping the first set. Murray won the Italian Open back in 2016 when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final.

Fabio Fognini vs Andy Murray Head to Head

Fognini and Murray have played 8 times before and both players have won 4 of those matches. They played in the second round in Rome back in 2017 and Fognini won that one 6-4 and 6-2. The last time they met in 2019 in Shanghai when the Italian was the better one prevailing in the decisive tie-break.

Italian Open 2023

Fabio Fognini vs Andy Murray Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Wednesday, May 10 at (to be determined
  • Venue: The match will be played on (to be determined)
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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