Getting the chance to see world No. 51 Fabio Fognini play on clay can be a real treat, and the Italian will take on world No. 29 Botic Van De Zandschulp in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday. This should be an intriguing battle between an aging clay-court specialist and emerging all-around talent. With that said, we think this one can be somewhat straightforward, so you’ll want to keep reading and make your wager accordingly.
While Fognini is definitely more known than Van De Zandschulp for his ability to win on clay, it’s the Dutchman that has actually put together the more productive season on dirt. In 2022, Van De Zandschulp is 9-5 in his 14 clay-court matches. The 26-year-old has also earned impressive victories over players like world No. 8 Casper Ruud, world No. 31 Miomir Kecmanovic, world No. 18 Pablo Carreno Busta and world No. 30 Sebastian Korda. Meanwhile, Fognini is 10-7 in his 17 clay-court matches, but he is just 2-4 in his last six.