Stefanos Tsitsipas will be up against Fabio Fognini in the third round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Tsitsipas is ranked third in the world while Fognini is the World No.30.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
- Match: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini
- Round: 3rd Round
- Date: 12th October 2021
- Prize Money: $51,895
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini: Preview
Stefanos Tsitsipas has been one of the best players on the ATP tour this season. He reached the semifinal of the Australian Open before winning his maiden masters title at Monte Carlo. He was the most successful clay court player of the season and reached the final of the French Open. He then made it to the semifinals of both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters before bowing out of the third round of US Open.
In the second round at Indian Wells, the Greek blasted past Pedro Martinez in straight sets 6-2,6-4 to reach the third round at the Californian desert for the first time.
As for Fabio Fognini, he has had a terrible season so far. He hasn’t found any form throughout the year and has reached just one quarterfinal- at Monte Carlo where he lost to Casper Ruud. He lost his opening match at the US Open and followed it up with another first round loss at the San Diego Open. At Indian Wells, he beat German Jan-Lennard Struff in three sets 6-4,4-6,6-3 to book a date with Tsitsipas.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Tsitsipas leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at the Rome Masters in 2019 where Tsitsipas won in straight sets.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini: Prediction
Tsitsipas walks into the match as a clear favorite to win it. Although Fognini is a veteran on tour, his recent form has been terrible and he will have to step up his game to challenge Tsitsipas. The Greek is one of the favorites to win the tournament and will just want to stick to his basics to topple Fognini. Expect him to cruise into the Round of 16 without breaking much sweat.
Prediction: Tsitsipas to win in straight sets.
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