Daniil Medvedev vs. Fabio Fognini
|Date & Time||Friday October 11, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
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In the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Shanghai Masters, Fabio Fognini is set to play against Daniil Medvedev from Russia.
Fabio Fognini got revenge on Karen Khachanov in the previous round as the Italian won in straight sets. It was a very impressive performance by Fognini as he controlled the majority of the match and defeated one of the top players in the world. The serving was especially consistent from Fabio Fognini as the Italian won 62% of his service points which allowed him to win 89% of his service games. The receiving was also solid from Fabio Fognini as he managed to break Karen Khachanov’s serve on 3 occasions. The big issue of Fabio Fognini has been winning successive games so it is going to be a challenge for the Italian to beat Medvedev.
Looking at Daniil Medvedev, the Russian has continued his outstanding season by winning his previous fixture in straight sets. It was a simple win for Medvedev as he won 83% of his service games and 3 return games. The receiving was very strong from Medvedev as he won 40% of his receiving points. It has been an outstanding season for Medvedev as he recently won the Cincinnati Masters while making the final of the US Open and Rogers Cup. Medvedev is constantly playing excellent tennis and he looks very confident during his matches. It is going to be hard to stop Daniil Medvedev in this tournament.
Daniil Medvedev and Fabio Fognini have played each other twice in the past with both players winning on one occasion. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Sydney International where Daniil Medvedev won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Daniil Medvedev to win this match. Fognini is a solid player but I don’t see him having enough to compete against Medvedev. Daniil Medvedev has beaten almost every player on the tour and I see him being good enough to win this match in straight sets.