TennisSection previews the 2022 Rio Open as Fabio Fognini takes on Facundo Bagnis in the Round of 32 on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022.
Will Fabio Fognini get the win? Will Facundo Bagnis pull off the upset at the 2022 Rio Open? This will be an interesting one, where the talented Italian ball striker gets a start to his campaign. Who will move on to the Round of 16 at the 2022 Rio Open?
Fabio Fognini hasn’t been playing too badly, just lacking a mental fortitude and consistency which we would expect from a player like him as he ages. He got a solid win last week in Argentina, showing he still has a level which can compete with many top players, but he failed to show that same level of consistency against Delbonis to follow up his win. Regardless, I expect him to sweep past Bagnis at the 2022 Rio Open considering he’s still a top 40 level player for the most part, and Facundo Bagnis isn’t ranked too highly so he likely won’t be able to do much against the Italian as he aims to get a good start to his campaign here at the 2022 Rio Open.
Facundo Bagnis hasn’t been winning many matches as of late, and I doubt he’ll be able to break that trend by taking down Fabio Foginini at the 2022 Rio Open. Fognini is the #38 player in the world, and can still defeat most guys on the ATP Tour on his day. We know he loves the clay, and considering Bagnis really hasn’t had many good results, he has little to no chance to do anything about Fognini aside from pushing him in a set as he aims to stay in the 2022 Rio Open.
Fabio Fognini and Facundo Bagnis have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Fognini just has to play his game, making sure to stay focused and disciplined, but that’s easier said than done especially considering his mentality. I do expect Fognini to get this match under his belt though as he aims to move through to the Round of 16 at the 2022 Rio Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Fabio Fognini to win in 2 sets.
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