Fabio Fognini will be up against Alex De Minaur in the third round of the Australian Open 2021. It is supposed to be an enthralling contest with the place for the pre quarters up for grabs.
- Date: 13th February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open, 2021
- Fixture: Fabio Fognini vs Alex De Minaur
- Round: Third Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: $165,228
Fabio Fognini vs Alex De Minaur: Match Preview
The World No. 17 is coming to the 3rd round after winning a thriller against his countryman, Salvatore Caruso. He won in 5 sets by the score line of 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. The match though was overshadowed by the frequent verbal encounters between the duo. The Italian reached the fourth round in the last year’s Australian Open where he lost to Tennys Sangren. He would be looking to improve his last year’s Australian Open run and seal the match.
The Australian is coming to the 3rd round with high on confidence. He had a great start to the season as he was the last man standing in the Antalya Open which was held in Turkey this year and also will have the support of the crowd with him which may help him to reach the 4th round in Melbourne. De Minaur had beaten Tennys Sangren in the second round with the score line of 7-5, 6-1, 6-1 and will be looking to make a deep run in the Australian Open after he missed the last year due to injury.
Fabio Fognini vs Alex De Minaur: Head to Head
The duo have not met in the past. This meeting will decide who gets to have a lead in the head to head tally.
Fabio Fognini vs Alex De Minaur: Match Prediction
The match between these 2 players is going to be a hard fought contest. The Italian has an edge over the World No. 23 considering his experience and his recent form in the ATP Cup and therefore is most likely to triumph.
Match Prediction: Fabio Fognini to win in 5 sets.