Fabio Fognini vs Jaume Munar: Fabio Fognini, second seed at the Marbella Open will face the Spaniard, Jaume Munar in the second round clash on Thursday. The Italian is ranked 18th in the world, whereas, Munar is ranked just outside the top 200 on the 219th spot.
- Tournament: Andalucia Open
- Match: Fabio Fognini vs Jaume Munar
- Round: First Round
- Date: 7th April, 2021
- Prize Money: €8,770
- Venue: Marbella, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Fabio Fognini vs Jaume Munar: Match Preview
Fabio Fognini received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the second seed. The Italian last played at the Miami Open 2021, where he suffered a disappointing second round exit at the hands of Sebastian Korda. He was also knocked out from the second round of the Mexican Open and has had a pretty rough season so far.
Jaume Munar defeated Henri Laaksonen in the first round clash in straight sets, and dropped just five games throughout the match. The Spaniard comes on the back of an impressive run at the Challenger Marbella last week, where he reached the finals, eventually losing to Gianluca Mager. As a result, he is well acquainted with the surface and will be more confident heading into the second round clash.
Fabio Fognini vs Jaume Munar: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced off against each other and as a result, the head to head record stands at 0-0.
Fabio Fognini vs Jaume Munar: Match Prediction
On paper, Fabio Fognini is the favorite to win the second round encounter due to his higher ranking. However, Jaume Munar is the better prepared of the two players, having played enough matches on the clay-court surface. Although, Munar is ranked outside the top 200, he is a good player on this surface and can give the Italian a run for his money. Fabio Fognini has had a poor season so far, facing four second round defeats. However, he is expected to battle past Munar in three sets.
Match Prediction: Fabio Fognini to win in three sets