Marc-Andrea Husler vs. Fabio Fognini - 2020 Kitzbuhel Open Second Round
Thursday, September 10 2020
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Fabio Fognini is back and we are all very excited for what he is able to bring to the court. Fognini meets Marc-Andrea Husler in the second round of the 2020 Kitzbuhel Open. Will the Italian be able to shine as he usually does, or will the young Swizz upset him here?
Fabio Fognini made the most of the coronavirus break to ensure he recovered to the fullest in his ankles by undergoing surgery. It will be great to see the Italian back on tour at full strength and playing some of the best tennis of his life. Fognini is one of the most talented tennis players in the world, and like players such as Kyrgios, the only thing which has kept him back sometimes in his career has been his lack of focus in matches. Fognini, however, is still a very dangerous player to play against and I think he will be eager to get his season started with a positive match here in Kitzbuhel.
Marc-Andrea Husler is a very unknown player on the ATP Tour, however, the Swiss put on a solid performance in the first round here in Kitzbuhel by defeating Emil Ruusuvuori in 3 sets. Ruusuvuori was playing very solid tennis for the last two weeks both at the Cincinnatti Masters and at the US Open, however he was not able to reproduce the same level here on the clay. Husler will be confident that he can cause some problems for Fognini as he has played many matches on this court, especially as he has had to qualify for the tournament.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and I think this is going to be a Fognini masterclass. Fognini wants to come out here with a positive result after being away for so long and he will not be unfocused from the task at hand. Fognini is the favourite to win the tournament based on seeding and he will come out here and give it 110% in my opinion. Take Fabio Fognini to win in his long and awaited return to tennis.