F. Fognini vs A. Bedene one more great match at the Cordoba Open ATP 250 Tournament Round of 16 taking place in Argentina on the clay court. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Fabio Fognini had a great season last year with three titles and four finals. Fognini won at Sao Paolo, Bastad, and Los Cabos ATP 250 tournaments and now stands at 15th position in ATP Ratings. Moreover, he played in 9 Semifinals last season, where two of them was ATP 500 tournaments in Rio De Janeiro and Beijing. On Clay Court, Fabio played 31 games and won 21 of them. Despite the difficult character, this tennis player achieves high results.
This year started very hard for F. Fognini as he lost in two sets against P. Kohlschreiber in New Zealand Auckland Tournament in the quarter-final. The Italian played in Australian Open and won in two round until he met P. Carreno-Busta and lost with 3:1 result.
Fabio is likely to play on Clay Court. He does not have the strongest serve, however, Fabio adds rotation to the serve, which is also dangerous.
Aljaz Bedene had a weaker season than his next opponent. Last season Aljaz has reached the Final only in Buenos Aires and unfortunately lost it. Semifinal in Budapest and Quarter-final in Rio De Janeiro is the biggest achievements of the past season. Last year Slovenian played on Clay Court 25 matches and won 14 of them. Most interesting that at the other Courts last year he was much unluckier.
This season started with losing against Raonic at the first round in Brisbane, in the qualification of Sydney against Garcia-Lopez and A. Zverev in Australian Open first round. However, Bedene won in straight sets against young French M. Marterer at 1/16 Round off Cordoba.
Since the year 2011, these players met 8 times and all times Fognini was better. 7 of 8 matches was at Clay Court and only in 3 matches Bedene took the set from Fabio. Last season they met in Rio De Janeiro and played in the tough match of 3 sets with one tie break.