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Fabio Fognini vs. Tommy Paul - 8/7/19 Rogers Cup Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tommy Paul vs. Fabio Fognini
Date & Time Wednesday August 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
IGA Stadium
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Line
The Line: -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Tennis
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Italian tennis player, Fabio Fognini is set to play at the 2019 ATP Rogers Cup in Montreal. Due to his high seeding, Fabio Fognini will begin his tournament in the second round where he will play against Tommy Paul from the United States. 

Tommy Paul was dominant in the previous round as he defeated Brayden Schnur in straight sets. It was an emphatic win for Paul as he only lost 3 games in the entire match. During the win, Tommy Paul impressed with his returning as he won 71% of his service points. Paul won 5 return games and 100% of his service games to secure the victory. Tommy Paul has already won 3 matches at this tournament as the American has to qualify through the qualifying event. Despite his results in this tournament, Paul is expected to be challenged in this match as he is playing against the number 7 seed.
Looking at Fabio Fognini, the Italian superstar has been in decent form as he recently made the quarterfinals of the German Open and Los Cabos Open. Fognini’s big win in 2019 was at the Monte Carlo Masters and he seems to be playing with great confidence since the title victory. The Rogers Cup has not been the strongest tournament for Fabio Fognini as he has never made it past the third round. While that record is poor, Fognini will not be overly concerned as he has become a much stronger player over the past 18 months. 

This will be the first time that Tommy Paul and Fabio Fognini play each other at an ATP event. 

Tommy Paul has looked good in this tournament but I see him losing this match. Fabio Fognini has established himself as a top player over the past few years and the Italian looks very confident in his game. Fognini had a strong clay-court season and I see him continuing his good form by beating Tommy Paul and securing a spot in the third round. 

Pick:
Fabio Fognini

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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