Fognini has an amazing to beat Rafa thrice in a row on clay! Djokovic has managed twice. He has had a good week and has a great shot at the title at Hamburg again.
Rafa had a couple of average matches. Until the beginning of the second set against Seppi he played well and showed glimpses of depth and power on that FH. Broke himself with DFs while serving for match against Vesley and Seppi. Broken at will by opponents.
Expecting a mouth-watering 3 setter.
I would prefer Rafa winning it but mind says Fogna will clinch it.
A win would tie the record for most ATP500 wins and also most outdoor titles. And inch closer to Vilas' 49 titles on clay. Should be interesting. He's already beaten Verdasco this tournament, after losing twice in a row before, though that wasn't on red clay.