2020 Australian Open – Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini on and what time does it start? Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini? Showers, 21c

What channel is Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Jordan Thompson vs Fabio Fognini? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Jordan Thompson and Fabio Fognini? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

JORDAN THOMPSON

  • Jordan Thompson made it to the second round of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year as he produced a brilliant display to make light work Alexander Bublik in straight sets.
  • Thompson started strong by claiming a tight first set 6-4 and kicked-on with the confidence of that first set under his belt as he won the next two 6-3 and 6-2 to setup this clash with Fabio Fognini.
  • The Australian has never made it beyond the second round and will hope to do so this time around but Italian Fognini poses a significant threat and the 12th seed will enter this match as the favourite.

FABIO FOGNINI

  • Fabio Fognini was given a big scare in his first round game against Reilly Opelka but he showed great character to fight back from losing the opening two sets of that game to come out on top in the final set tie-breaker.
  • This is not one of Fognini’s favoured events and he has never progressed beyond the round of 16 but he will take a lot of heart from his first round victory ahead of this clash with Australian Jordan Thompson.
  • The Italian has made nine ATP Tour finals throughout his career but only one of those came on the hard court and he will need to transfer his love for clay onto this surface if he is to avoid an early exit.

THE PREDICTION

12th seed Fabio Fognini was given an almighty scare in his first round game but came through that testing challenge to fight back from two sets down to advance to the second round. He now faces Jordan Thompson who was given a great boost by the Melbourne crowd in his first match and will get a similar reaction here from the home crowd. Fognini is expected to progress but Thompson can make this a drawn-out affair and should be able to edge it.

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