Fabio Fognini vs. Tennys Sandgren
|Date & Time||Saturday July 6, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
T. Sandgren +240 / F. Fognini -333
Italian tennis superstar, Fabio Fognini has made it into the third round at Wimbledon. At this stage of the tournament, Fognini will play against Tennys Sandgren from the United States.
Tennys Sandgren won a 5 set marathon in the previous round as he defeated Gilles Simon from France. During the victory, Sandgren received serve exceptionally well. Tennys Sandgren won 41% of his receiving points which allowed him to break Gilles Simon’s serve on 9 occasions. While the receiving was good, Sandgren struggled with his serving. Tennys Sandgren had a first serve percentage of only 60% and lost 7 service games. With the tournament getting tougher, Tennys Sandgren must improve his serve if he wishes to compete.
Looking at Fabio Fognini, the Italian superstar also had to battle for 5 sets to win his previous match. Fognini defeated Marton Fucsovics. It was a solid display by Fabio Fognini has he won 85% of his service games and 4 return games to secure the win. Fabio Fognini has had a good tournament as he defeated Frances Tiafoe in the opening round.
It has been a good few months for Fabio Fognini as he had a very strong clay season prior to arriving at Wimbledon. Fognini won the Monte-Carlo Masters and made the fourth round at the French Open. During the clay court season, Fognini defeated the likes of Rafael Nadal, Borna Coric, and Alexander Zverev.
Tennys Sandgren and Fabio Fognini have played each other twice in the past. Fognini has won on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Geneva Open where Fabio Fognini won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Fabio Fognini to win this match. Fognini has been playing better tennis over the past few months and the Italian has the head-to-head momentum having beaten Tennys Sandgren twice in the past. Fognini is the better player and I see him being too strong for Tennys Sandgren in this match.