Fabio Fognini is back in the quarterfinals of the “Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters” tournament. A milestone that the Ligurian was reached in 2013, then stopped in the semi-finals by Djokovic, and in 2019, when he won the historic “1000” trophy for Italian tennis. Novak Djokovic suddenly greeted Monte Carlo, while Rafa Nadal took less than an hour to knock out Dimitrov, beating with a strong 6-1 6-1.
In the 16th round, Fognini – who is the current champion, since last year the tournament has not been played for covid reasons – he beat Serbian Filip 6-2 7-6 (1), in One hour and 27 minutes of the Krajinovic match. A match with two faces where the Ligurian was almost perfect in the first set, “distracted” in the second half, until ‘repentance’ decided at break. In the first set, blue was a drastic response, perfect for serve, where he let his opponent hit “40” only in game eight when he served in the first set, then closed 6. -2 on the third serve. However, at the beginning of the second half, the Ligurian came off the pitch with a header, leaving a dangerous double on the pitch. He broke in the second game and missed four chances for an immediate counterattack in the next, letting Krajinovic make it 3-0.
The Serbian defended the advantage to 5-2 and then Fognini – who was back from the first set – started playing again: with a 12 point to 6 fraction, he held his opponent back. back on all 5. The decisive match is a round where the green army has played very carefully and the Serbian player made at least 5 unnecessary mistakes. The result is 7 points giving 1 for Ligurian and fourth eight in Master 1000, third in Monte-Carlo.
Say hello to ATP n.1 champion Novak Djokovic in round 16. The Serbian, who yesterday knocked out Jannik Sinner, lost to England’s Daniel Evans in two sets. “I think today was one of my worst games on clay – Djokovic’s words – I don’t want to take credit from my opponent but really, nothing works. Now good. above all let’s ignore this lousy performance and focus on the next tournament. I will probably go away with an unpleasant taste in my mouth.
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