Score, report, and key facts
Fabio in this set didn’t concede much to Rafael and therefore he won 6-2 after breaking the Spaniard in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (4-1) game.
A crucial moment of the match was when Fognini won 5 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.
Nadal had a great start in this set after breaking Fognini in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Rafael managed to strengthen his lead after breaking Fabio in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).
Nadal got off on the right foot in the set after breaking Fognini in the 1st game (1-0). Rafael reinforced his lead after breaking Fognini in the 5th (4-1) game before managing to win the set (6-2).
At the end of the match, the Spaniard scored 76 points vs. the Italian’s 61 points.
Nadal served extremely well to win 88% of the points (35/40) behind his first serve. Nonetheless he won only 37% points (11/30) on his second serve. Rafael was pretty good in converting 67% of the break points that he conquered (4/6). On the other side, the Italian had a tough time in converting his break points since he converted only 40% of his break points (2/5). That was one of the key issues for his loss.
After this contest, the head to head between Nadal and Fognini is 12-4 for Rafael.
Highlights Rafael Nadal vs. Fabio Fognini Coupe Rogers – Montreal
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Rafael Nadal in Montreal
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