Fognini vs Verdasco (By: Morfeo)
Here we are in Bastad semifinal, with a 50-50 match between Fognini and Verdasco. The Spanish is 4-2 lifetime against Fognini, including a 3-0 on clay. They met this season in Rio de Janeiro semifinal and Verdasco won 7-5, 6-1. Those two Fognini wins came in Shanghai 2017 and Wimbledon 2010. Verdasco also won a marathon match in US Open that same year. Both remember very well that match for sure.
Both players are emotional and can lose concentration, but Verdasco is coming out a very good win (6-4, 6-2) over Carreno Busta, not an easy rival. Fognini had an easier opponent in Delbonis and also got the job done in 2 sets.
Fognini lost most of the matches he played against Verdasco, so the Spanish has a little mental edge. Verdasco was a finalist in this event in 2010 and 2013, while Fognini was 1-2 in Bastad so far.
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|Verdasco||Bet365||1.80||8||2-1 LOST (-8 units)|