Indian Wells Masters 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will lock horns against 25th seed Fabio Fognini in the third round of the 2021 Indian Wells Masters.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini

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
Stefanos Tsitsipas

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

Fabio Fognini
Fabio Fognini

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

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

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.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Fabio Fognini: Broadcast and Live stream details

RegionOfficial Broadcaster
IndiaVoot Select
USATennis Channel
CanadaTennis Canada
Middle East BeIN sports
JapanWowow
ChinaCCTV
BrazilGlobosat
Caribbean ESPN International
South AmericaESPN International
UKAmazon Prime video
Southeast AsiaFox Sports

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