Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini will be squaring off for the 15th time in their careers when they meet on Saturday.
Date: April 20, 2019
Match time: Not before 3.30 PM local time / 9.30 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 2.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 3.30 PM CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 11.30 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Our champ is 11-3 against Fognini. The most recent match was in Rome of 2018, a match Rafa won in straight sets. Rafa has won six straight matches against Fognini, with the last loss coming in the 2015 US Open. He is 6-2 against Fognini on clay court and nine of the matches overall have been decided in straight sets.
Rafa on playing Fabio:
He’s one of the biggest talents in this sport. He’s able to win against anybody when he’s playing well and I believe he’s playing well.
Fabio on playing Rafa:
Everywhere it’s difficult with him. I’ll just try to enjoy this match, try to recover as best I can, eat well, sleep well, play with [my son] Federico a little bit before I sleep and tomorrow is another day. I’ll try to do my best game. I know that it’s difficult, but I have the game to play against him.
Rafa is seeking a record-breaking 12th title in Monte Carlo, and a first ATP Tour title since last August’s Toronto Masters.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP Tour