Fabio Fognini and Jeremy Chardy will meet in the second round of the Antalya Open on Sunday. Both the players won their respective first round matches in straight sets. Though Fognini is favorite to win the match, Chardy will look to book the quarter final berth as he has the capability to challenge the top guns on the circuit.
- Date: 10th January, 2021
- Tournament: Antalya Open, 2021
- Fixture: Fabio Fognini vs Jeremy Chardy
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Antalya Turkey
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: €361,800
Fabio Fognini vs Jeremy Chardy: Match Preview
The third seed, Fabio Fognini won against the qualifier, Michael Vrbensky in straight sets but had to play out a tie breaker in the second set. He had gone past Vrbensky with a scoreline of 6-4, 7-6. On the other hand, Chardy had a comfortable victory against Radu Albot as he beat him in straight sets convincingly with the score line of 6-3, 6-4. Fognini will look to justify his ranking and will try to reach the quarter finals berth while Chardy will look to upset the 3rd seed.
Fabio Fognini vs Jeremy Chardy: Head-to-Head
The duo had met 5 times in the past with Fognini leading the head-to-head tally with the figures of 4-1. Fognini has a clear lead over the world number 72 but not even the Italian has won against Chardy in straight sets. Chardy has given him a tough fight in all the matches they played against each other. The duo last met against each other at the Indian Well Masters in 2018, where Chardy won in three sets.
Fabio Fognini vs Jeremy Chardy: Match Prediction
The match is in favor of world number 17, Fognini but Chardy is expected to give him a tough fight. Chardy is coming into match after a convincing win in the first round against Radu Albot. The ranking and the head to head record favours Fognini but it will be interesting to see how Chardy manages to challenge the third seed. Though Fognini had a shaky start, he is the favorite to win the match.
Match Prediction: Fabio Fognini to win in 3 sets