FABIO FOGNINI

  • Rafael Nadal loses to Fognini in straight sets at Barcelona Open 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal's clay-court woes mounted on Thursday at the Barcelona Open with another loss. The eight-time champion lost to Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the third round, a year after his 41-match winning streak ended in the quarterfinals. After losing the first set, Nadal appeared to have rebounded and...
  • Davis Cup: Kazakhstan beat Italy in first round March 8, 2015

    Astana: Kazakhstan completed a 3-2 win over Italy in their Davis Cup first round match on Sunday as Alexander Nedovesov upset Italian No. 1 Fabio Fognini in the deciding rubber. Host team Kazakhstan bounced back from 2-1 down after Saturday's doubles to reach the quarter-finals for the third year in...
  • Davis Cup: Italy beat Kazakhstan in doubles for 2-1 lead March 7, 2015

    Moscow: Italy's Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli defeated the Kazakh duo of Andrei Golubev and Alexander Nedovesov in doubles on Saturday to give their team a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup first round meeting. Fognini and Bolelli, who was a replacement for the originally nominated Paolo Lorenzi, lost a marathon...
  • Ferrer off to hot start; takes Rio title for second of season February 23, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season and the 23rd ATP singles title of his career, beating Fabio Fognini on Sunday 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Rio Open. Ferrer has won all eight matches he has played against Fognini, including the previous one...
  • Fognini knocks Rafael Nadal out of Rio Open in semi-finals February 22, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semi-finals of the Rio Open on Saturday, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 on clay to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year and has not reached a final. He lost in the...
  • Fabio Fognini reaches 2nd round at Rio Open clay-court event February 17, 2015

    Rio De Janerio: Fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy advanced to the second round of the Rio Open by defeating Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday. Fognini joins No. 3 Tommy Robredo of Spain, who advanced on Monday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and No. 2 David Ferrer played their...
  • Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli win Men's Doubles at Australian Open January 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title...
  • Juan Martin Del Potro and Petra Kvitova claim three set wins in Sydney January 14, 2015

    Sydney: Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro stepped up his comeback from another wrist surgery by toppling top seed Fabio Fognini at the Sydney International on Wednesday. The 4-6 6-2 6-2 victory was only the second match the towering Argentine had played in 11 months since surgery to fix...
  • Fabio Fognini fined for obscene gesture at the Shanghai Masters October 8, 2014

    Fabio Fognini of Italy has been fined USD 2,000 for flashing an obscene gesture at the crowd after crashing out to a 553rd-ranked Chinese wild card at the Shanghai Masters. The No. 17-ranked Fognini showed his middle finger to the crowd as he left the stadium following his 7-6 (5), 6-4...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straightsets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76thranked Simone Bolelli 76 (5), 64, 64 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • Fabio Fognini, qualifier Cuevas in Croatia Open last 4 July 26, 2014

    Umag: Topseeded Fabio Fognini rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia 57, 76 (4), 63 in the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open on Friday. Defending champion Tommy Robredo also advanced to the last four after beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 61, 64. The 18thranked Robredo next faces thirdseeded Marin Cilic, who...
  • Roberto Bautista Agut through to Stuttgart final July 12, 2014

    Stuttgart: Roberto Bautista Agut defeated defending champion Fabio Fognini 63, 64 to reach the final of the Mercedes Cup on Saturday. The thirdseeded Spaniard won almost three quarters of his service points and saved five break points in his victory over the topseeded Italian in 1 hour, 14 minutes. Bautista Agut was...
  • Fabio Fognini, Roberto Bautista Agut to meet in Stuttgart semis July 11, 2014

    Germany: Defending champion Fabio Fognini eased into the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup on Friday with a 64, 63 victory over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo. Fognini saved the only break point he faced and converted two of his six chances to beat the seventhseeded Giraldo in 81 minutes, The topseeded Italian, who is...
  • Italy's Fabio Fognini fined at Wimbledon June 26, 2014

    London: Fabio Fognini of Italy was fined a total of $27,500 by Wimbledon on Wednesday for outbursts during his firstround victory earlier in the week. Fognini, who is seeded 16th at the Grand Slam tournament, was docked twice for unsportsmanlike conduct one penalty carrying a $20,000 price tag, the other...
  • Monfils keeps cool to beat Fognini at French Open May 31, 2014

    Paris: Gael Monfils of France advanced to the fourth round of the French Open by beating Fabio Fognini 57, 62, 64, 06, 62 on Saturday. Fognini was punished with a penalty point in the fifth set after throwing his racket in frustration following a forehand that went wide. The racket landed...
  • Martin Klizan beats Fabio Fognini to win BMW Open final May 4, 2014

    Munich: Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan defeated topseeded Fabio Fognini 26, 61, 62 in the BMW Open final on Sunday for his second ATP World Tour title. Klizan left center court briefly due to apparent stomach problems in the first set, before he rallied to win in just under 90 minutes. The 24yearold...
  • Ferrer to start at Barcelona against Gabashvili April 22, 2014

    Barcelona: David Ferrer will begin a 12th quest for a first Barcelona Open title by facing Teymuraz Gabashvili after the Russian beat Michal Przysiezny 6-3, 6-4 in the first round on Monday. The second-seeded Ferrer has finished runner-up on the Real Club de Tenis' outdoor red clay on four occasions. Third-seeded Fabio...
  • Fognini, Robredo into Monte Carlo second round April 15, 2014

    Monaco: Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday. Fognini was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, while Robredo was more solid against qualifier David Goffin,...
  • Fabio Fognini survives scare to beat Joao Sousa in 1st round in Monaco April 14, 2014

    Monaco: Fabio Fognini of Italy was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Sousa led 5-2 and 30-0 on Fognini's serve, but the Portuguese player lost his composure and then started complaining to...
  • Italy beat Britain 3-2 to reach Davis Cup semis April 6, 2014

    Italy won both singles matches against Britain in straight sets on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time in 16 years. Fabio Fognini pulled off a surprise 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to level the best-of-five quarterfinal at 2-2 before Andreas...
  • Fognini gives Italy lead over Britain in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Naples: Fabio Fognini overcame an injury and tough resistance from James Ward to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Britain on the rain-delayed opening day of their Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday. Andy Murray's match against Andreas Seppi was then suspended due to poor light with the British No. 1 leading...
  • Nadal beats Fognini to cruise through in Miami March 26, 2014

    Unruffled by a bomb scare that locked down the Sony Open late on Tuesday, world number one Rafael Nadal brushed past Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2 to join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the last eight. Officials announced a suspicious package had been left near the main entrance...
  • Fabio Fognini defeats Leonardo Mayer in final on clay in Chile February 10, 2014

    Chile: Topseeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 62, 64 on Sunday to win the Royal Guard Open claycourt tournament. Fognini had few problems with the unseeded Mayer, winning in 1 hour, 23 minutes. It was Fognini's third ATP Tour title and all of them have been on...
  • Fognini reaches final with victory over Almagro February 9, 2014

    Vina Del Mar (Chile): Topseeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated No. 3 Nicolas Almagro of Spain 64, 16, 76(5) on Saturday to reach the final of the Royal Guard Open claycourt tournament. Fognini will be playing on Sunday for his third ATP singles title. The other two came last season on...
  • Topseeded Fabio Fognini reaches quarterfinals in Chile February 7, 2014

    Chile: Topseeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 64, 76 (0) on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Royal Guard Open. Fognini will face No. 5 Jeremy Chardy of France, who moved into the final eight by beating Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 63. 76(5). Thirdseeded Nicolas Almagro...
  • Italy qualify for Davis Cup quarterfinals February 3, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini defeated in four sets Argentine player Carlos Berlocq and granted Italy the qualification to Davis Cup quarterfinals. Italians will now face the winning team between Britain and the USA, as reported on Sunday. With a score of 76, 46, 61 and 64, Fognini (15) defeated...
  • Britain end 28year absence from Davis Cup quarters February 3, 2014

    Britain beat the United States to reach the Davis Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1986 on Sunday as Japan finished off an injuryhit Canada to set up a maiden appearance in the last eight. They joined holders Czech Republic, Italy and Kazakhstan as Sunday's other qualifiers and Switzerland, Germany...
  • Fabio Fognini's retirement sends Yuki Bhambri to Chennai Open quarters January 2, 2014

    Chennai: Yuki Bhambri became only the third Indian to reach the singles quarterfinals of an ATP World Tour event at home, after winning his second round against an unfit world number 16 Fabio Fognini, here Thursday. It was the biggest win of Yuki's career when the formidable Italian, who struggled due...
  • Janko Tipsarevic, Stanislas Wawrinka to play in Chennai Open November 21, 2013

    Chennai: Defending champion Janko Tipsarevic along with world number 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny (15) and Fabio Fognini (16) will compete in the 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open, starting December 30. A total of 21 players from the draw released on Thursday are ATP ranked between eight and 89,...
  • PaesNestor ousted from China Open October 5, 2013

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor's bid to win their second title of the season together failed as they lost the semifinals of the China Open to Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi, here on Saturday. The topseeded IndoCanadian pair lost 63, 57, 810 to the unseeded rivals in...