He currently holds the No. 8 position in the ATP ranking. It has a great season and finally managed to erase the previous bad years; won the season 3 titles Brisbane, Sofia and Cincinnati Masters.
In Asia did not conquer titles but realized great performances in Beijing and Shanghai where both lost to Nadal but in 3 sets. So far in the ATP Stockholm beat Jerzy Janowicz 7-5 7-6 (5) and Mischa Zverev 6-3 6-4.
Fabio Fognini, a 29-year-old Italian tennis player, currently holds the 27th position in the ATP ranking.
In season he won a title on his favorite ATP Gstaad floor, in addition to another indoor ATP final in St. Petersburg.
To reach this semifinal the Italian did not find facilities, against Sock mainly was within a step of being eliminated but managed to advance with merits.
Malek Jaziri 7-5 6-1, Elias Ymer 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7) and Jack Sock 6-7 (3) 7-6 (2) 7-5
The last matches between them were in 2015, all disputed on clay. On the hard floor a victory for each side.
Prognosis Grigor Dimitrov vs Fabio Fognini:
It is impressive the good game that Dimitrov returned to perform, great service, aggressiveness and consistency and motivated as it is very close to secure a place in ATP Finals.
This match will not be quiet but I do not believe that Fognini has a game to win, the Italian is not being so consistent and could already be out of the competition,
not to mention that this season most of the matches that faced more qualified opponents got their way. So here my bet without doubt will be for Dimitrov to confirm favoritism.