the italian tennis player Fabio Fogni expired this wednesday for 2-1 to Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round of the Rio de Janeiro Open, with partial 5-7, 6-4 and 6-3, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the only ATP 500 tournament in South America, in which will measure the Argentine Federico Coria. Fognini, number 38 in the ATP international ranking and who was finalist of the brazilian tournament in 2015 Y semi-finalist in 2018, needed exact three hours to beat Carreño (18 ATP) and leave his fourth favorite out of the Brazilian tournament.
The tennis player born in Gijón 30 years ago, who was also a finalist in Rio de Janeiro but in 2017, suffered a unexpected setback After the good performance of the last year, which allowed him to win two titles last year (the ATP 500 in Hamburg and the ATP 250 in Marbella), as well as the medal of bronze in the Tokyo Olympics.
The Spaniard also saw Fognini reduce the advantage he had gained in matches between the two, as he now has seven wins in nine games. But the previous victory was also for the Italian, who won the Australian Open last year.
Carreno wasted the advantage of having directly classified for the round of 16 in Rio due to his status as favorite roomwhile Fognini had to face Argentine Facundo Bagnis (77 ATP) on Tuesday in the first round, whom he defeated 6-2, 6-4.
In a first sleeve couple, the Spanish just managed to open advantage in the last two gamesafter the 5-5 tie, and won the set 7-5 after breaking Fognini’s last serve and confirming his own. The equality was maintained at second set until the Italian broke the Spanish’s fifth serve and opened a 5-4 lead, that allowed him to prevail in the manga for 6-4 when confirming your service.
The italian started better the third sleeve breaking Carreño’s first service, who immediately paid his opponent with the same coin. But Fognini showed better physique in the last set, which ended winning 6-3.