09 October 2020 16:44
Fabio Fognini will join 5 Italians in the main draw of the new event in Sardinia after the retirement of Diego Schwartzman Interesting stuff is already happening at the new ATP250 that will be staged in Sardinia next week. Diego Schwartzman was leading the entry list in Italy, but as forecasted, he decided to withdraw ahead of his French Open semifinal against Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini will be in as an "emergency substitution." EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTION: Fabio Fognini in Fabio Fognini will now be part of the event because of a rare clause that allows players that didn't submit the entry before the required deadline. This rule applies only for ATP250 tournaments and if the following conditions are met: i. Two (2) of the tournament's top four (4) seeds withdraw; and One (1) of the withdrawals involves the first or second seeded player; and iii. The substitute player (1) will become one of the tournament's top two (2) seeds.
Fabio will be in the good company of some other Italians. In fact, Gianluca Mager, Stefano Travaglia and Salvatore Caruso are already part of the entry list. Recently, they have been joined by Marco Cecchinato and Lorenzo Musetti as both managed to get a wild card. This will be the revised entry list 1 Fabio Fognini (Diego Schwartzman) 2 Dusan Lajovic 3 Casper Ruud 4 Guido Pella 5 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6 Lorenzo Sonego 7 Pablo Andujar 8 Tommy Paul Pablo Cuevas Frances Tiafoe Jiri Vesely Juan Ignacio Londero Corentin Moutet Laslo Djere Stefano Travaglia Federico Delbonis Thiago Monteiro Salvatore Caruso Philipp Kohlschreiber Gianluca Mager Dennis Novak (WC) Lorenzo Musetti These are the alternates Andreas Seppi Kamil Majchrzak Roberto Carballes Baena Yannick Hanfmann Andrej Martin Federico Coria Thiago Seyboth Wild Alexei Popyrin Marco Cecchinato Damir Dzumhur Taro Daniel Marc Polmans Leonardo Mayer Jozef Kovalik Jason Jung Antoine Hoang Sumit Nagal Peter Gojowczyk Ivo Karlovic Bradley Klahn Schwartzman at the French Open, ranking, and results in 2020 At the moment ranked no.14, Diego has a 20-9 win-loss record in 2020. Schwartzman is now playing at the French Open where he conquered Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0 6-1 6-3, Lorenzo Giustino 6-1 7-5 6-0, Norbert Gombos 7-63 6-3 6-3, Lorenzo Sonego 6-1 6-3 6-4 and Dominic Thiem 7-61 5-7 6-76 7-65 6-2. Diego got to the final in Cordoba and in Rome. Nadal at the French Open, ranking, and results in 2020 Currently ranked no.2, Nadal has a 20-4 win-loss record in 2020. The Spaniard is now competing at the French Open where he beat Egor Gerasimov 6-4 6-4 6-2, Mackenzie Mcdonald 6-1 6-0 6-3, Stefano Travaglia 6-1 6-4 6-0, Sebastian Korda 6-1 6-1 6-2 and Jannik Sinner 7-64 6-4 6-1. Nadal has won 1 title in 2020 in Acapulco. Rafael won 85 titles in his career: 21 on hard courts, 59 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 4 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles) Diego Sebastian Schwartzman and Rafael Nadal played each other 10 times. The head to head is 9-1 for Nadal. The last time that they fought against each other, Diego Sebastian Schwartzman won 6-2 7-5 in the quarter in Rome (Internazionali BNL d'Italia) on the 19th of September 2020. Here the highlights. Fabio Fognini in 2020 Currently ranked no.15, Fognini played his last match on the 28th of September when he surrendered to Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5 3-6 7-61 6-0 in the 1st round of the French Open.