World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will battle against Fabio Fognini of Italy in the 2013 China Open quarter final on Friday 4th October at 04:35 GMT, being played here on hard courts at the National Tennis Center in Beijing.
Rafael Nadal has entered into the 2013 China Open quarter final, after beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber in two sets with a 6-4, 7-6 and thrashed Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo with a 6-2, 6-4 score line. Spaniard is looking hot prospect to clinch the China Open crown for second time in his career, as he won previous title in 2005.
Rafael Nadal has been leading with a 2-0 win loss head-to-head record against Fognini and the pair last meet at the 2013 French Open first third round and Spaniard won the match in three sets with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-4. Both the players are going to clash for the third time in their tennis career and as per the predications, Nadal is considered as heavy favorite to clinch victory in straight sets and enter into the 2013 China Open semi final at the National Tennis Center.
Fabio Fognini had played remarkable tennis in the China Open tournament, where he has thrashed former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets with a 6-0, 6-2 in second round. He needs to play best tennis to beat Rafael Nadal in China Open quarter finals.