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Nadal's clay court dominance takes hit with loss to Fognini

BARCELONA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal's clay-court woes mounted 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 by breaking his Italian opponent three times in the second set...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rublev beats Verdasco in straight sets at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain -- Russian teen Andrey Rublev advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open by beating former champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Rublev, who entered as a qualifier ranked 329th, broke the Spaniard three times while saving five break chances. Rublev will next face 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini. Also, Victor Estrella beat Dominic Thiem...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

17-year-old Andrey Rublev beats Verdasco at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Russian teen Andrey Rublev advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open by beating former champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Rublev, who entered as a qualifier ranked 329th, broke the Spaniard three times while saving five break chances. Rublev will next face 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini. Also, Victor Estrella beat Dominic...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabio Fognini for Babolat's Pure Drive Racquet

I just happened on this great Babolat promo featuring none other than the very entertaining Fabio Fognini. His personality shines through and unless I'm mistaken, he compares the importance of a good racquet to his girlfriend. I think. And I'm not sure if that's really where he should have taken it but hopefully Flavia has a better perspective on his sense of humor.
Via Onthegotennis
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Kazakhstan, Italy tied; Nedovesov vs. Fognini to decide it

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan's Davis Cup first-round match with Italy was sent to a deciding fifth rubber match Sunday after Kazakh No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin beat Andreas Seppi in straight sets to level the tie at 2-2. Following a lengthy first-set tiebreak, Kukushkin had all the momentum as he won 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-4. Kukushkin gave Seppi just one break opportunity during the match...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Italy beats Kazakhstan in doubles for 2-1 lead

MOSCOW (AP) 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 tiebreaker in the third set but recovered to close out the match 7...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Kukushkin gives Kazakhstan 1-0 lead over Italy

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Simone Bolelli 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2 to give Kazakhstan a 1-0 lead over Italy in Davis Cup on Friday. After winning a first-set tiebreak, Kukushkin's momentum was too strong for Bolelli, who was a surprise nomination for the singles after the higher-ranked Fabio Fognini was entered only for the doubles. The second rubber pits Italy...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy's Andreas Seppi to face Kazakhstan's Andrei Golubev in Davis Cup first round

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Andreas Seppi will face Andrei Golubev in the first round of the Davis Cup when Italy takes on Kazakhstan. With Fabio Fognini slated to play only in the doubles, Seppi will play Goubev in the second singles match. Simone Bolelli will play Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening match. In Saturday's doubles, Fognini and Paolo Lorenzi will take on Golubev and Alexander...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andreas Seppi to face Andrei Golubev in Davis Cup

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) Andreas Seppi will face Andrei Golubev in the first round of the Davis Cup when Italy takes on Kazakhstan. With Fabio Fognini slated to play only in the doubles, Seppi will play Goubev in the second singles match. Simone Bolelli will play Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening match. In Saturday's doubles, Fognini and Paolo Lorenzi will take on Golubev and Alexander...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Seeded Jiri Vesely, Pablo Carreno Busta out in 1st round in Argentina

  Sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic was knocked out in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday, beaten by Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-4, 6-3. No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain retired due to injury while trialing 7-6 (2), 3-0, with Federeico Delbonis of Argentina progressing in the outdoor clay event. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal plays Wednesday against Facundo Arguello...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Seeds Vesely, Carreno Busta out in first round in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Sicth-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic was knocked out in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday, beaten by Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-4, 6-3. No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain retired due to injury while trialing 7-6 (2), 3-0, with Federeico Delbonis of Argentina progressing in the outdoor clay event. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal plays Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fifth seed Leonardo Mayer tops Stephane Robert in Argentina

  No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round of the clay-court event...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayer into 2nd round in Buenos Aires; Nadal tries to rebound

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rio Open: Errani beats Schmiedlova for eighth ATP singles title

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy defeated Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Sunday to win the Rio Open. It was Errani's eighth ATP singles title, and her first since winning two years ago in Acapulco, Mexico. Sixth-seeded Schmiedlova was playing in her first final. No. 4 Fabio Fognini of Italy faces No. 2 David Ferrer in the men's final. Fognini defeated...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Errani beats Schmiedlova in Rio for 8th WTA singles title

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy defeated Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Sunday to win the Rio Open. It was Errani's eighth ATP singles title, and her first since winning two years ago in Acapulco, Mexico. Sixth-seeded Schmiedlova was playing in her first final. No. 4 Fabio Fognini of Italy faces No. 2 David Ferrer in the men's final. Fognini defeated...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fognini knocks Rafael Nadal out of Rio Open semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 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 quarterfinals of the Australian Open, was beaten in the first round of the Qatar Open, and is now out of Rio, on his...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanni beats Lajovic to reach Brazil Open semis

SAO PAULO (AP) Qualifier Luca Vanni of Italy defeated Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to advance to the semifinals of the Brazil Open on Friday. The 149th-ranked Vanni served 10 aces to clinch the win at the clay-court tournament and reach his first career ATP semifinal. He will play the winner between fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and home-crowd favorite Joao...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy's Fognini, Bolelli make history to win Aussie Open doubles title

  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 at a major were Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola at the 1959 French Open. Fognini...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending champion Wawrinka into Australian Open 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the third round of the Australian Open for the seventh consecutive year with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Romanian qualifier Marius Copil on Thursday. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka wasn't as consistent as he was in his opening-round win, compiling 39 unforced errors, including 19 on his backhand side. But he...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Martin Del Potro wins again in Sydney injury comeback

  Juan Martin Del Potro continued his promising return from an 11 months injury layoff by beating top seed Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International. The second-round triumph over Fognini further demonstrated the Argentine's return to top form ahead of next week's Australian Open. The former No. 4 needed a wildcard to gain entry...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Potro wins again in Sydney injury comeback

SYDNEY (AP) Juan Martin Del Potro continued his promising return from an 11 months injury layoff by beating top seed Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International. The second-round triumph over Fognini further demonstrated the Argentine's return to top form ahead of next week's Australian Open. The former No. 4 needed a wildcard...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Martin Del Potro wins comeback match after 10-month layoff

  Juan Martin Del Potro launched his comeback from a serious wrist injury Tuesday with a convincing 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of the Sydney International. The former U.S. Open champion is currently ranked No. 338 after undergoing surgery on his left wrist last year and missing more than 10 months on tour. He needed a wild card to enter the main draw...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Potro wins comeback match after 10-month injury layoff

SYDNEY (AP) Juan Martin Del Potro launched his comeback from a serious wrist injury Tuesday with a convincing 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of the Sydney International. The former U.S. Open champion is currently ranked No. 338 after undergoing surgery on his left wrist last year and missing more than 10 months on tour. He needed a wild card to enter...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams perks up after a bagel at Hopman Cup

  Lethargic and jetlagged, Serena Williams decided a coffee might perk her up after losing her first set 6-0 at the Hopman Cup. It did the trick. Williams recovered to beat Flavia Pennetta 0-6, 6-3, 6-0 on a scorching hot day in Perth and John Isner followed up with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) win over Fabio Fognini to give the United States a winning 2-0 lead over Italy in their Group...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wawrinka ends skid, advances to third round at Paris Masters

PARIS -- Stan Wawrinka won his first match in more than a month Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters. The third-seeded Wawrinka ended a three-match losing streak with a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over 37th-ranked Dominic Thiem, the youngest player in the top 50. After consecutive losses in Tokyo, Shanghai and Basel, the Australian Open champion put on an erratic display...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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