Ranked no.3, Roger had the luxury not have a free access to the 3rd round after Milos Raonic had to withdraw in the second round because of a problem to his elbow. This was great news for the Swiss that had all the time to recover from his triumphant week in Basel where he won his 99th title after playing 5 tough matches.
Ranked no.14, also the Italian is yet to play his first match in Paris after his 2nd round opponent Marton Fucvovic wasn’t able to play because of a hip injury.
H2H Roger Federer vs. Fabio Fognini
Roger leads Fognini 3-0 in H2H matches, 8-0 in terms of sets.