Tennys Sandgren: Fognini is a very good player, very talented


American Tennis Sandgren fought hard for a 5-set victory over Fabio Fognini, who also enters this match after a 5-set marathon game. Fognini, who comes to this tournament is approaching his best career ranking and a fantastic campaign on a clay court that saw him win at the Monte Carlo Masters.

"Fognini is a very good player, very talented, he had a phenomenal year winning Monte Carlo," said Sandgren. "I played it twice, once it was 7-6 in the third, it's going to be extremely hard."

I'll have to play very well if I'm going to have the chance to win a victory. "Sandgren defeated favorite French 20 Gilles Simon in a 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 8-6 while Fognini goes into this after taking out Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (7/6) ), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3.

"I think that helps me a bit, maybe we're both a little tired, it's better than him winning in straight sets!" said Sandgren. "I'm definitely spent, it hurt a lot at the end of the room and I probably had nothing to win the fifth, but I had a bit of luck.

Definitely running in the fumes. "Reaching the quarterfinals last year at the Australian Open he made his debut in the Wimbledon Main Draw last year." I played with Novak Djokovic, so I finished quite fast! I do not know what to expect coming here. I feel like my game is not bad for the grass. My service is good and I can attack, "he said.