Murray - Fognini
Fognini and Murray will be squaring off for the eighth time in their careers when they clash in round two of the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Tuesday evening. Murray leads the head-to-head series 4-3 after winning three of their last four matches, although they have not faced each other since Wimbledon in 2017 (the Scot prevailed 7-5 in the fourth set just before his injury issues began to set in). Fognini has not defeated Murray on any surface other than clay since 2007 (Rogers Cup).
Murray’s comeback from February hip surgery has picked up steam with a quarterfinal performance in Beijing, where he lost to eventual champion Dominic Thiem after falling to eventual champion Alex de Minaur in the Zhuhai second round. The world No. 289 kicked off his Beijing campaign with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Juan Ignacio Londero on Monday, improving to 23-3 lifetime at an event he has won three times. Fognini took care of Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2 to bolster his hopes for a debut appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals. The 12th-ranked Italian is in solid but unspectacular form, and he may have to come up with something special against an ever-improving opponent who generally thrives in Shanghai.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.10. 12:30h