Fabio Fognini and Aleksandar Vukic are scheduled to face each other in the first round of the 2022 ATP Sofia Open September 27.
Fabio Fognini was once a top-ten player, but his form – and thus his ranking – has deteriorated dramatically. While his form loss cannot be compared to that of Benoit Paire, the Italian player has struggled to regain some of his rhythm since his return following the pandemic. This has been another season in which Fognini has struggled to get going. Fognini reached the semifinals of the Belgrade Open in April, but he has only won six main draw matches in five months. These six have never appeared in the same tournament. Fognini has returned to competitive tennis after losing in the second round of the US Open to Rafael Nadal.
Aleksandar Vukic appeared to have had a promising start to the year when he reached the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International and then won the Australian Open and the Pune Open. Vukic’s form and results have deteriorated significantly since that fourth victory in the first week of February. Despite winning a Challenger title in Bangalore, Australia’s world number 144 has yet to win a single main draw match at the highest level. In fact, Vukic has failed to qualify for any ATP event during this time period, leaving him with only Challengers to compete in. Even in those Challenger competitions, Vukic hasn’t done much noteworthy.
Fabio Fognini and Aleksandar Vukic are scheduled to face each other in the first round of the 2022 ATP Sofia Open on Tuesday, September 27. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 26 and end on October 2.
The ATP Sofia Open 2022 will feature five rounds of competition apart from the qualifying matches. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final and final. The tournament is scheduled to start on Monday, September 26 and conclude on Sunday, October 2.
|September 26||Round of 32|
|September 27||Round of 32|
|September 28||Round of 16|
|Pablo Carreno Busta||2|
For this year’s edition, the total prize money is €534,555. The winner will receive €81,310 in cash as well as 250 ranking points.
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