Shapovalov saved eight break points in his opening two service games before finally dropping his serve midway through the first set on Thursday.
"We're finally connecting and I think that's the most attractive thing", Fognini said of the crowd, which whistled him off the court following an erratic performance a few years ago. He'll replace Roger Federer at No. 1 if he wins an eighth Rome title.
The 24-year-old destroyed his racket in fury as he suffered his first loss to Italian Fabio Fognini in three meetings, sinking 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. And that's what I did today.
For rising German star Zverev it was a tenth consecutive win after back-to-back title runs at Munich and Madrid.
In the decider, a single break of serve in the seventh game gave Fognini the opportunity and he held to his two serves to win 6/3.Kei Nishikori denied Grigor Dimitrov a 27th birthday win to reach the Internazionali BNL d'Italia third round on Wednesday, defeating the World No. 4 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4.
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Manchester City's versatile Fabian Delph , at 28, is also restored and his adaptability will also help Southgate . Finally, after days of speculation, we now know Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad .
Defending champion Alexander Zverev needed eight match points before completing a 7-5, 7-6 (11) win over Kyle Edmund. Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro emerged a 7-5, 6-3 victor over Barcelona runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and Miami Open champion John Isner was edged 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-7 (5) by Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Elsewhere, fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro retired hurt while 6-4, 5-4 down against ninth seed David Goffin, while Marin Cilic eased past Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-4.
Williams had earlier opened her campaign by brushing aside Russia's Elena Vesnina 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in their last-32 clash.
To stay in top spot, Halep needs to progress further than No 2 Caroline Wozniacki, who was facing 15th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova in a late match.
The victor will play Anett Kontaveit, who ousted 1999 champion Venus Williams 6-2, 7-6 (3).
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Three-time victor Maria Sharapova ousted Daria Gavrilova 6-3, 6-4 and will play fifth seed and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko who saw off Britain's Johanna Konta 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Svitolina, the fourth seed, received a first round bye and dropped just three games in a dominant 6-1, 6-2 victory over 35th-ranked Petra Martic.
Venus Williams crashed out in a third round defeat by Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, 6/2; 7/6 (3) at the on-going Rome Open Tennis Championship.
He has French Open 10 out of 12 times in his career and surely he is the favourite this year as well. She will next face former No 1 Angelique Kerber, who routed Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-1, 6-1.
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