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Fabio Fognini has been fantastic so far in front of the home crowd at the Italian Open and he will have a real test in the third round against one of the best young players on the tour.
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Fabio Fognini vs Holger Rune – Match Predictions
Fabio Fognini has been the favorite player for the Italian crowd in Rome and they will have another chance to enjoy his game. However, this time he will have Holger Rune on the other side which does not look promising at all for the Italian.
Under 20.5 games
Rune had a routine job in the second round playing 18 games against Flis while Fognini went over the given margin in both of his matches. Rune is on the rise and can literally beat anyone on the tour and he will not be impressed by the home player and will get the job done quickly not giving Fognini any chance at all.
Holger Rune 2-0
The physical shape will play a major role in this game. Fognini usually plays from the baseline without much running and that is not the game plan that can bring him anything but a couple of games against the young Rune. The Danish player has come to Rome to win the title and will cruise past Fognini in straight sets.
Fabio Fognini vs Holger Rune Preview
Rune is one of the top seeds in the tournament and nobody will be surprised if he goes all the way and reach the final. Fognini is simple not even close to his level even if he plays his best tennis, but he will definitely not disappoint the home crowd with his performance.
Fognini is 130th in the rankings and his career-best is No. 9. The 35-year-old is 4-8 for the season and 4-4 on clay. He started this year journey in Rome with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Andy Murray in the opening round and then defeated Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3, 7-6 in the second. This is the first time this season for Fognini to make it to the third round in any tournament. His best performance in Rome was in 2018 when he reached the quarterfinal.
Rune is currently having his best ranking in his young career being at No. 7. The Danish player is 23-9 for the season including 9-2 on clay. In the previous round, he defeated Arthur Flis 6-3, 6-3. Earlier this season, Rune won the title in Munich defeating Botic Van Den Zandschulp in the third set tie-break. This will be his second time playing in Rome after last year he didn’t make past the qualifiers.
Fabio Fognini vs Holger Rune Head to Head
These two played have played only one match against each other. It was last year in Montreal, when Rune won 6-3, 7-5.
Fabio Fognini vs Holger Rune Match Details
- Date and Time: The match will start on Sunday, May 14 (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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