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Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, Betting Tips and Live Stream- US Open 2022

Second seed Rafael Nadal will face Fabio Fognini in the second round of the US Open on Thursday.

With victories in the Australian Open and the French Open, the Spaniard has had an outstanding season thus far. He also triumphed at the Mexican Open and the Melbourne Summer Set, winning both events without losing a set. Nadal resumed to competition at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after withdrawing from the Wimbledon quarterfinals due to injury, however he was defeated by eventual winner Borna Coric in his opening match. He then competed in the US Open, where his first-round opponent was Australian wildcard Rinky Hijikata. The Spaniard overcame a set deficit to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 and added a spectacular forehand winner to the match’s conclusion.

The year 2022 has not been kind to Fabio Fognini; his finest results were quarterfinal finishes at the Rio Open and the Serbia Open. He was defeated by the eventual champions Carlos Alcaraz and Andrey Rublev on both occasions. The next year, Fognini took part in the US Open, where he faced Aslan Karatsev in the opening round. The Italian trailed by two sets before coming from behind to win 1-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini Match Details

Tournament: US Open
Date: September 1 2022
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Surface: Hard
Round: Round of 64
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $60,102,000

Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini Head-to-Head Record

Nadal leads 13-4 in the head-to-head against Fognini and will face him for the 18th time on Thursday. 

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Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini Prediction

If Fognini wants to have any chance against Nadal’s ferocity, he must perform at his very best. If the Italian wants to remain competitive in the match, his speed and on-court mobility will be essential. If Nadal is in good physical condition, he should be able to defeat Fognini and go to the US Open third round.

Prediction: Nadal to win in straight sets

Rafael Nadal Last three performances

  1. US Open: Round of 128- b. Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
  2. Cincinnati Masters: Round of 32- l. Coric 6-7(9), 6-4, 3-6
  3. Wimbledon: Semifinal- l. Kyrgios (Walkover)

Fabio Fognini Last three performances

  1. US Open: Round of 128- b. Karatsev 1-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
  2. Winston Salem Open: Round of 32- l. Draper 2-6, 6-4, 1-6
  3. Winston Salem Open: Round of 64- b. Lajovic 7-5, 7-5

Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • US – Tennis Channel
  • UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
  • Australia – beIN Sports
  • Canada – TSN
  • India – Discovery/ Tennis TV

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Akshat Joshi
Akshat Joshi
Akshat has played professional Tennis under the All India Tennis Association and is a certified sports fanatic. He is also a law student devoted to fitness and movies, Tennis takes centre stage in Akshat's life. "Life is a sport, make it count" are the words he lives by.


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