2014 Davis Cup: Roger Federer Leads Switzerland Into Final For First Time In 22 Years

Roger Federer resolutely secured Switzerland’s berth in the final of the 2014 Davis Cup against France for the first occasion in 22 years in defeating Italy’s Fabio Fognini in Geneva on September 14; Switzerland’s last Davis Cup final appearance saw a resounding loss to United States’ dream team comprised of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, and John...
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Davis Cup tennis

The finals have been set for the Davis Cup; Switzerland will meet France in their quest for the title. The last time that France competed for the trophy was in 2010 and altogether they have hoisted the trophy nine times. However, in the 114-year history of the Davis Cup, Switzerland has only made it to the finals once and that was 22 years ago in 1992. They went on to lose this match...
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France to Host Switzerland in Davis Cup Final

  #455424406 / gettyimages.com (September 14, 2014) For the first time in 22 years, Switzerland is in the Davis Cup final. No. 1 singles player from Switzerland, Roger Federer clinched the tie versus Italy on Sunday, defeating Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (4) for an unassailable 3-1 lead in Geneva. France will play host to Switzerland in the Davis Cup final November 21-23. France...
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Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

GENEVA (AP) Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal. Federer celebrated with skipping jumps across the court on completing a 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (4) win against the 17th-ranked Fognini. ''It's fabulous to share in this moment...
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Switzerland leads Italy 2-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

  Without Roger Federer, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had its lead cut to 2-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday. The Swiss decided to rest Federer and paired Stan Wawrinka with Marco Chiudinelli instead. They lost 7-5, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 against Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli at Palexpo indoor arena. Federer, who played in the U.S. Open semifinals last weekend...
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Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

GENEVA (AP) Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles. The Swiss team, leading Italy 2-0 after Friday's singles, has named Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli to play Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Federer had been provisionally named to partner Wawrinka. The pair won doubles gold...
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Raonic Sets Up Semifinal Date Against Federer in Cincinnati

Milos Raonic By Dave Gertler   (August 15, 2014) MASON, OHIO – After the disappointment of failing to reach the semifinal of his home Masters 1000 last week in Toronto, Milos Raonic has breezed into the Western & Southern Open semifinal today in Cincinnati. While Raonic’s 6-1, 6-0 win over Fabio Fognini might seem ominous, his semifinal opponent will be Roger Federer who...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Aussies Bounced Out of Cincinnati

Sam Stosur By Dave Gertler (August 13, 2014) MASON, OHIO – The last three Australians left in the singles draw at the Cincinnati Masters all played their second-round matches on Wednesday, with Sam Stosur and Marinko Matosevic both bowing out to their American opponents in straight sets. Lleyton Hewitt also succumbed to the grinding baseline play of Italian Fabio Fognini.   Stosur...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Isner reaches 2nd round at Western & Southern

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Eleventh-seeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night. Fifteenth-seeded Fabio Fognini avoided an upset with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Also, Gilles Simon earned a second-round match against top-seeded Novak Djokovic with a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Bernard Tomic.
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista Agut to face Rosol in Stuttgart Final

By Florian Heer (July 12, 2014) STUTTGART – The remaining four players battled it out on Saturday for a place in Sunday’s final at the Mercedes Cup. Leading the way was top seed and defending champion Fabio Fognini, who has reached his fourth semi-final of the season, without dropping a set. The world No. 15 went up against Roberto Bautista-Agut for the sixth time with the Italian...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Semis Set in Stuttgart for Mercedes Cup

Fabio Fognini By Florian Heer (July 11, 2014) STUTTGART – Seven of the top eight seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup, only the tournament’s number five and local hope Philipp Kohlschreiber lost to Lukas Rosol on Thursday in straight sets. The remaining favorites were all in action on Friday in Stuttgart.   One of the most improved players on the ATP World...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

We Got Your Personality Right Here

It’s a long-running belief among many (maybe not most, but certainly many) in the tennis community that the sport — in order to break through various layers of disinterest on the part of more casual fans — needs more “personality” among its players. Well, this weekend at Roland Garros, plenty of personality will be on display… but will you see American sports fans tune...
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WATCH: Gael Monfils goes airborne in attempt to save shot

Gael Monfils advanced to the third round of the French Open with his straight-sets win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday afternoon.  At one point during the match, the 27-year-old, literally went flying in an attempt to return a shot. The 23-seeded Monfils plays the 14-seed Fabio Fognini in the third round. GIF below via Ben Rothenberg: […] The post This Photo Of Gael Monfils...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Klizan beats Fognini to win BMW Open Crown

By Florian Heer (May 3, 2014) MUNICH – Top-seed Fabio Fognini and qualifier Martin Klizan clashed in Sunday’s final at the BMW Open by FWU AG to crown a new champion. The pair met for the fifth time on the ATP World Tour with the Italian leading the head-to-head record 3-1 before the day’s encounter. The only time the Slovakian world No. 111 beat Fognini was in his only previous...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Klizan Upsets Haas to Reach Munich Final Against Fognini

Tommy Haas By Florian Heer (May 3, 2014) MUNICH – Fabio Fognini and Martin Klizan moved into the Munich final on Sunday. The 28-man draw at the BMW Open by FWU AG had been whittled down to the remaining four players on Saturday. The tournament’s two top-seeds as well as two qualifiers were fighting it out on Saturday for two spots in Sunday’s final. It has been the first time...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fognini survives scare to beat Sousa in 1st round

MONACO (AP) 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.
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy levels tie against Britain in Davis Cup

NAPLES, Italy (AP) Fabio Fognini pulled off a surprise straight sets victory over two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray as Italy leveled the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Britain 2-2 on Sunday.
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Lies Beneath: Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi

I love when I can resurrect this post, mostly because it means that people are missing parts of clothing.... I really only see new tattoos while at tournaments and I haven't been to a tourney in a while, but today I caught a little of the Italian Stallions and doubles partners, Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi, practicing and noticed they both have a couple of tats. First up...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ferrer “Three-Peats” in Buenos Aires

David Ferrer (February 16, 2014) David Ferrer won his third straight Copa Claro title, beating Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s Ferrer’s 21 ATP World Tour crown. Ferrer ended a seven-match losing streak in tour-level finals, winning his first title since last year’s Copa Claro. Ferrer became the first player to win three straight Buenos Aires titles,...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifth-seeded Granollers reaches second round

Fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain reached the second round of the Copa Claro Monday, defeating Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to also move into the second round. Spaniard David Ferrer is the top seed followed by Fabio Fognini of Italy, who...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fognini Wins Title in Chile

(February 9, 2014) Top seed Fabio Fognini lived up to his seeding and defeated first-time finalist Leonardo Mayer to claim the title at the Royal Guard Open Chile. For Fognini this was his his third ATP World Tour title in his last four clay tournaments, adding to his wins at Stuttgart and Hamburg last July. Including a finalist finish in Umag, the World No. 15 has a 19-1 clay-court...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fognini breezes past Mayer in final on clay in Chile

Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Royal Guard Open clay-court 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 clay. Mayer was playing in his first ATP final. It felt more like a final on Saturday...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Fognini reaches quarterfinals in Chile

Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-4, 7-6 (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 6-3. 7-6 (5). Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain won his first competitive match in more than three months, defeating...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Delbonis reaches second round in Chile

Eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina defeated Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile. Paolo Lorenzi of Italy also advanced, beating Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-1. The top four seeded players, who received byes into the second round, are Fabio Fognini (1) of Italy and three Spaniards - Tommy...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Italy ousts Argentina to advance to quarterfinals

Italy reached the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday when Fabio Fognini defeated Carlos Berlocq of Argentina to give Italy an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Fognini defeated Berlocq 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 in 3 hours, 38 minutes. It's Italy's first victory over Argentina in Davis Cup play, and the loss ended Argentina's 12-year streak of reaching...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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