Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini 12 October 2017: ATP Shanghai Preview and Predictions
Round of 16
12 October 2017/0000ET
Rafael Nadal (1/9) Fabio Fognini (77/10) See the Latest Odds
The best player in the world will be in action again as he takes on the best player in Italy in the round of 16 of the ATP Shanghai event. Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini both won their round of 32 games in straight sets and as a result they will both be ready and fresh to play the next game of tennis.
Rafael Nadal is a dominant player and he has shown the world once again why he is the best player in the world. The Spaniard has been in great form as he will be feeling ready to take on any player in the world. As it currently stands, he will not have a massive break between his games but the modern player is prepared for this and I don’t think that will be a big issue for Rafael Nadal.
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On the other hand, Fabio Fognini will not be overjoyed that he has to player Nadal this early in the tournament but he will hope that has what it takes to cause an upset. This is a player that is full of excitement and experience so he will need to put that all to use if he is to make it to the next round of the tournament in Shanghai.
I think that Rafael Nadal will be too good and I think that he will win this game with ease. We are not getting the best price on this bet so I think we can avoid it. That being said, the under 2.5 sets is playing well and as a result that is the bet that I am going to suggest for this game.