July 23, 2024

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SBD Preview – Fognini vs. Ruud in Monte-Carlo QFs

Norway’s Cristian Ruud has taken down No. 7 seed Diego Schwartzman and No. 12 Pablo Carreño Busta on his way to the Monte-Carlo quarterfinals.

On Friday he will face No. 15 seed Fabio Fognini who, after the event wasn’t held in 2020, is the de facto defending champion.

Ruud, who is 2-0 in his career against Fognini, actually is the slight favorite to win this one.

But 2020 was a great year for him, and a terrible season for Fognini, who had arthroscopic surgery on both ankles during the pandemic shutdown.

Here’s our preview for SBD.

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