ATP Shanghai - Thursday Schedule: Federer, Nadal in the evening session- View: 2317 by Gatto Luigi
Like on Wedneday, also on Thursday Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will play in the evening session. At 6:00 PM the Spaniard player will face the Italian Fabio Fognini, who defeated Nadal thrice on 12 meetings, two of them in 2015, in Barcelona and at the US Open.
It will be their third match of the year after that Nadal beat him in straight sets in Miami and in three sets at Madrid. Nadal played a very solid match against Jared Donaldson, but after Flushing Meadows, where he was involved in an incident with umpire, Fognini is playing more focused and better.
At 8:00 PM Federer will face Alexandr Dolgopolov for the fifth time in career. The Swiss never lost any set against the Ukranian, who retired to Roger twice: this year in Wimbledon and seven years ago in Basel. On Central Court schedule will be opened at 12:00 PM Noon, an hour earlier than first three days of the week, by Sam Querrey and Grigor Dimitrov.
The Bulgarian saved three match points in his opening round against Ryan Harrison. After that Alexander Zverev will face Juan Martin del Potro, then Marin Cilic will play against Steve Johnson. Here below full schedule, there are three singles matches on Union Pay 3 court as well: