Due to start at 1 pm
Fognini 1.84, Zverev 2.16
Zverev leads their previous matches 2-1. The last time they met was In Monte Carlo last month. Fognini won in straight sets on clay. Zverev won their other clay match in Rome in 2017, also in 2 sets.
Overall results are quite close but favour Zverev. Clay results slightly favour Fognini.
Zverev has played 5 sets in 2 of his matches. Millman fought back from 2 sets down in the first round and Lajovic did the same in a repeat of his 5 sets loss to Zverev at last year’s French Open.
Fognini has played 4 sets in every round. He beat Bautista Agut in the third round. Delbonis was beaten in the second round. Both players put Fognini under pressure but Bautista Agut was the trickiest opponent breaking the Italian 6 times.
Stats for the tournament favour Fognini. This is likely to be won in 4 or 5 sets. Back Fognini around 2.10. Both players will have to work very hard for their service holds. We should see quite a few breaks of serve.
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