The headlines of the second clay court Masters Tournament 2019 are once again written by Roger Federer. The exceptional Swiss player is celebrating his clay court comeback this week in the Spanish capital and was able to win his opening match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet in an extremely confident manner. However, on sand, Federer is not one of the top favorites; not only Rafael Nadal belongs to this role, but also the Austrian Dominic Thiem. In the second round of Madrid, Dominic Thiem meets Fabio Fognini!
Fabio Fognini vs Dominic Thiem Tennis Betting Tips
The two players face each other, who were able to beat Rafael Nadal on clay in the last weeks. Both Thiem and Fognini were able to beat the Spanish clay court king in two sets. Thiem is in great shape. However, this also applies to the Italian, who is classified as well in the current ATP world rankings as never before. Nevertheless, Fognini pushes in the run-up to the game the role of favorite in the direction of the Austrian. This is also the opinion of the bookies – in the duel between Dominic Thiem and Fabio Fognini odds in the range of 1.50 are offered for a victory of the Austrian. The game is scheduled as a second game after 12 o’clock – approximate game start is accordingly at about 13:30 clock.
Fabio Fognini – Statistics & Current Form
↳ Current ranking in the world rankings: 12.
↳ Position in the seedling list: 10
At the age of 31, the Italian Fabio Fognini, husband of Flavia Pennetta, reaches the absolute top. At the tournament in Monte Carlo Fognini celebrated his greatest success in his long professional career. His ninth tournament victory, the eighth on clay court, was not to be expected in the Principality. Above all, the game against Rafael Nadal was tennis at the highest level. Although the Spaniard retrospectively called this game the weakest match of all time, the Italian’s performance should not be diminished. Fognini has been considered an outstanding player for many years, but genius and madness can often alternate in seconds. Over the years, the lack of consistency was often the big problem with Italians.
After winning the tournament in Monte Carlo Fognini said due to thigh complaints in Barcelona. Whether this was really the reason or the fatigue after the victory in Monte Carlo, remains his secret. In any case, Fognini was by no means handicapped in the first two games in Madrid. Both against Kyle Edmund and against John Millman, he was no nakedness and celebrated two clear successes in sets. However, without wanting to offend these two professionals, neither Edmund nor Millman are predestined clay court specialists.
“It’s idle to say he’s the big favorite. It will be very tough, but I will try to win. This will help me to take a step forward – against an opponent who may win Roland Garros in the near future. ” – Fabio Fognini
After the 6-2 and 6-2 victory against Millman in the second round, the Italian was happy about his own performance, but immediately took the pressure before the knockout stages on Thursday. The favorite role he pushed immediately in the direction of the number five in the world and called Thiem even as the upcoming French Open winner. Even if both are in top form, Thiem is certainly rated higher. In the duel between Thiem and Fognini his odds is accordingly quite understandable. Fognini has a chance, but needs an absolute Sahnetag to actually cause problems for Thiem.
Last matches by Fabio Fognini:
🎾 08.05.2019 – Fognini Vs. Millman 6-2, 6-2 (Madrid – Masters)
🎾 07.05.2019 – Fognini Vs. Edmund 6-4, 6-3 (Madrid – Masters)
🎾 21.04.2019 – Fognini Vs. Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 (Monte Carlo)
🎾 20.04.2019 – Fognini Vs. Nadal 6-4, 6-2 (Monte Carlo)
🎾 19.04.2019 – Fognini Vs. Coric 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 (Monte Carlo)
Dominic Thiem – Statistics & Current Form
↳ Current ranking in the world rankings: 5.
↳ Position in the seedling list: 5
Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem was able to celebrate 13 tournament wins on the ATP Tour, nine of these tournaments alone could win the Austrian on the red ashes. Thiem is an absolute sand court specialist and has been regarded by many experts as the second best clay court player behind Rafael Nadal for years. In the previous year, Roland Garros faced this encounter in the final, but he had no chance against the Majorcan clay court king almost a year ago in his first Grand Slam final.
But since this defeat, a lot has happened at Thiem. For a few weeks, the separation from his longtime supporter and coach Günter Bresnik is well known. At the Masters tournament in Indian Wells, the Austrian could celebrate his biggest title ever. In the final he beat Roger Federer and thus celebrated his first Masters title. Thiem was for many experts exclusively on sand as a world class player. But working with his new coach Nicolas Massu is bearing fruit and the Austrian’s game is far more variable. After winning the Indian Wells last week, he celebrated his second tournament title in 2019 in Barcelona – including a crystal clear victory against Rafael Nadal.
“It’s extremely tough on someone like him like this. I would have really needed a two meters more spout, so high is his serve. His serve is really sick. ” – Dominic Thiem
After the triumph of the 500th tournament Thiem had an unpleasant draw in Madrid. There were not many rallies against the 2.13-meter man Reilly Opelka. The tall US boy thundered one serve after the other in the field, there was no rhythm for Thiem. The court was almost too small, because again and again the Austrian was at the back end to be able to return the thundering service at all. A brief carelessness caused in the tiebreak with two simple mistakes for the decision. Thereafter, however, Thiem acted sovereignly at his own service and with a strong return game he got the second set. Opelka had to give up a little later due to back problems. The duel against the US boy was not a barometer for the Fognini game, but just in the mental area of the Austrians seems firm. With this knowledge and self-confidence in the duel between Thiem and Fognini a tip on the victory of the Austrians obvious.
Last matches by Dominic Thiem:
🎾 07.05.2019 – Thiem Vs. Opelka 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (Madrid – Masters)
🎾 28.04.2019 – Thiem vs. Medvedev 6-4, 6-0 (Barcelona)
🎾 27.04.2019 – Thiem Vs. Nadal 6-4, 6-4 (Barcelona)
🎾 26.04.2019 – Thiem vs. Pella 7-5, 6-2 (Barcelona)
🎾 25.04.2019 – Thiem Vs. Munar 7-5, 6-1 (Barcelona)
Fognini vs Thiem – Head to Head Statistics
Head-to-Head: 2: 1
In the second round of Madrid, Dominic Thiem and Fabio Fognini will face the ATP tour for the fourth time. The first duel took place in Munich in 2015; At the time, Thiem had no problems with the red ashes and clearly made his way through two stages. The second game, in Cincinnati 2017 on hard court, was a clear affair for the Austrian top ten players. Last year, the Italian Fabio Fognini finally scored his first victory in the third match. In the second round of Roma – the Masters tournament next week – the local hero won in three rounds.
Fabio Fognini vs Dominic Thiem Our Tennis Betting Tips Explained
The Spanish capital Madrid is just under 700 meters above sea level and therefore much higher than for example Monte Carlo. An aspect that has a lot of significance on a clay court. The higher, the more effective the topspin. That’s why Thiem does not feel comfortable in the Principality of Monte Carlo, the altitude of the Spanish capital is quite convenient. The game of the Austrian is accordingly even more variable and dangerous for the opponent. For the quarter-finals of Thiem against Fognini a odds of up to 1.45 is offered.
Key facts – Fabio Fognini vs Dominic Thiem tips
⭐️ Top favorite Thiem – many experts see him as a favorite on the Roland Garros title!
⭐️ The last duel – in Rome in 2019 – Fognini could decide for themselves!
⭐️ The Italian in impressive form – eight wins in a row on sand!
Unlike his first appearance, Thiem will also be playing tennis this time. Thiem vs Fognini is the duel of two of the world’s best clay court players right now – and yet bookmakers have a clear favorite. Thiem is now at eye level and has also been able to stabilize mentally. Fognini certainly has the quality to challenge Thiem – but the chances of a 2-0 victory for the formidable Thiem are high. Between Thiem and Fognini, four units are set at Gates’ odds of 2.15 for the tip on Thiem’s 2-0 set-up win.
Betting Tips: Thiem -1.5 sets