Fabio Fognini, the recent winner of Monte Carlo, debuts against British Edmund in a very balanced match.
Fognini has managed the biggest surprise in Monte Carlo in recent years, winning the first Masters 1000 tournament tournament after an extraordinary week, defeating Rafa Nadal with a 6-4 6-2 victory.The participation in Madrid is the first appearance of the Italian after the big success, preferring to withdraw last week from Barcelona. In the previous appearances here he did not do much, tour 2 being the best performance in 10 appearances. This could change this year, the Italian being in great shape and having a high morale during this period.Against Edmund he played a single game, last year on Paris clay, Fognini imposing himself after a 5-set marathon match.
Edmund is far from what can be called a slag specialist, being a player who likes fast surfaces. Even so, last year managed to make a remarkable performance in Madrid at the very first time, reaching up to the quarter-finals, eliminating Novak Djokovic amongst others.This year he can not boast of the 3 clay tournaments he played, winning a single victory at Marracheck against Humbert and coming to Madrid after three consecutive defeats in which he managed to win a single set. Instead, he can boast victory in the Indian Wells challenger, a pre-event tour of the Masters 1000.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Fognini vs Edmund
Fognini comes to Madrid with a moral at maximum odds, after his first success in a Masters 1000 tournament. On the other hand, the clay season can not be said to be the favorite for Edmund, a fan of faster terrain.We will witness a meeting between a squire specialist who has recently won a prestigious tournament on this surface and a British who comes after three consecutive defeats on the red surface.
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