British youngster Jack Draper will take on seasoned campaigner Fabio Fognini in an exciting second-round encounter at the 2022 Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday.
The 13th seed, Draper, was given a bye in the first round. He entered the competition after making his maiden ATP 1000 quarterfinal appearance at the Canadian Open. The rookie, who has an 11-7 win-loss record for the year, is poised to make his top-50 debut.
Fognini, whose ranking has fallen as a result of a bad 2022 season, earned a convincing 7-5, 7-5 victory over Dusan Lajovic in the opening round. He had a minus 14-16 win-loss record before to Winston-Salem this year. The Italian will be eager to continue the winning streak further into the competition after only managing back-to-back main-draw victories on two other occasions this year, reaching the semifinals at the Rio Open and the Serbia Open each time.
Fabio Fognini vs Jack Draper Match Details
Tournament: Winston-Salem Open
Date: August 24
Venue: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Round: Round of 32
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $731,935
Fabio Fognini vs Jack Draper Head-to-Head Record
This will be the first career meeting between Draper and Fognini, so their current head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Fabio Fognini vs Jack Draper Prediction
Draper will have to serve well and not allow his opponent to feel comfortable on the court. But with Fognini slowly finding his groove, he could well pull off an upset win here.
Prediction: Fognini to win in 3 sets
Fabio Fognini Last three performances
- Winston Salem Open: Round of 64- b. Lajovic 7-5, 7-5
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 32- l. Rublev 7-6(7), 6-7(3), 2-6
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 64- b. Ramos Vinolas 6-2, 6-3
Jack Draper Last three performances
- Canadian Open: Quarterfinal- l. Carreno 6-7(4), 1-6
- Canadian Open: Round of 16- b. Monfils 6-2, 0-2 (Walkover)
- Canadian Open: Round of 32- b. Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-6(4)
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV