World No. 16 Diego Schwartzman will take on World No. 36 Fabio Fognini in the opening of the Kremlin Cup on October 26, 2021.
Diego Schwartzman vs Fabio Fognini: Match Details
- Tournament: ATP Vienna 2021
- Match: Diego Schwartzman vs Fabio Fognini
- Round: 1st Round
- Date: October 27, 2021
- Prize money: $21,171
- Venue: Vienna, Austria
- Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Diego Schwartzman vs Fabio Fognini: Preview
Schwartzman comes into this event after reaching the finals of the Antwerp Open last week. It has been a very productive time for the Argentine on the hard courts over the past few weeks. Having made the quarterfinals of San Diego and Indian Wells, Schwartzman will be keen on making another deep run this week in Vienna. Although the 29-year-old has lost 10 matches on the hard court this season, he will also be quite pleased at winning 18 matches on the surface. In his last 11 matches on the hard courts, Schwartzman has lost only five sets, which augurs well for the diminutive player.
On the other hand, Fognini has been experiencing a very poor time on the hard courts, since the start of the Tokyo Games. In the last five tournaments, the Italian hasn’t managed to cross the second round. Considering this dip in form, it is tough to see him doing any damage this week in Vienna. With 12 wins and as many losses on the hard surface in 2021, the 34-year-old is likely to face another premature exit.
Diego Schwartzman vs Fabio Fognini: Head to Head
These two players have met twice times on the WTA tour. Although it is even-stevens at 1-1, they haven’t played against each other since 2017.
Diego Schwartzman vs Fabio Fognini: Prediction
While the Italian is very much capable of beating the very best players on the tour, his recent run has been poor. Meanwhile, Schwartzman has found his groove and unless, he gets jaded due to playing back-to-back tournaments, the Argentine should be able to get through this tricky opener.
Match Prediction: Diego Schwartzman to win in straight sets.
Diego Schwartzman vs Fabio Fognini : Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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