Rafael Nadal beats Fabio Fognini 2-6 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Montreal on Friday. Nadal will clash against Roberto Bautista Agut or Gael Monfils in the semifinal.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

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.

2nd set.

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).

3rd set.

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

HOT SHOT

1st
Nadal
Fognini
2-6
2
6
2
5
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
2nd
Nadal
Fognini
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
3rd
Nadal
Fognini
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Next Match: Rafael Nadal vs. Roberto Bautista Agut or Gael Monfils – H2H and stats

Nadal will compete against either Roberto Bautista Agut or Gael Monfils in the semifinal. The head to head is 3-0 vs. Roberto Bautista Agut and 14-2 vs. Gael Monfils.

Rafael Nadal in Montreal

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