Score, report, and key facts
Fognini was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Khachanov in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Yet, there was more to do for Fognini to win the set as the Russian succeeded in breaking back in the 5th (2-3) game. The Italian kept his cool to break the Russian in the 6th (4-2) game before managing to win the set (6-3).
The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Karen conquered in the 6th game (4-2) before winning the set (6-3).
Khachanov conquered a leading position at the beginning of the set after breaking Fognini in the 1st game (1-0). Khachanov extended his lead after breaking Fognini in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before managing to win the set.
Fabio was completely knocked out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-1 to 6-1).
At the end of the match, Khachanov scored 76 points vs. the Italian’s 73 points.
Khachanov was effective when converting 71% of the break points that he conquered (5/7). On the other side, Fognini was not so effective in converting his break points since he converted only 29% of his break points (2/7). That was one of the key issues for his demise.
After this match, the head to head between Khachanov and Fognini is 1-0 for Karen.
Highlights Karen Khachanov vs. Fabio Fognini China Open – Beijing
Next Match: Karen Khachanov vs. Dominic Thiem – stats
Khachanov will face Thiem in the semifinal.
This will be the 3rd time that Karen Khachanov and Dominic Thiem square off. The head to head is 1-1 for Khachanov and Thiem (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on hard.
The last time that they fought against each other, Thiem won 6-2 6-4 6-2 in the quarter in Paris back in June 2019.
Tennis Scores in Beijing
- Stefanos TsitsipasTsitsipas – John IsnerIsner (7-63 6-3) – See score progression
- Karen KhachanovKhachanov – Fabio FogniniFognini (3-6 6-3 6-1) – See score progression
- Alexander ZverevZverev – Sam QuerreyQuerrey (7-63 6-2) – See score progression
- Dominic ThiemThiem – Andy MurrayMurray (6-2 7-63) – See score progression