Originally written on Onthegotennis  |  Last updated 5/15/12

STUTTGART, GERMANY - JULY 16: Fabio Fognini of Italy returns the ball to Paul-Henri Mathieu of France during the MercedesCup at TC Weissenhof on July 16, 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Few players without a career title draw as much of a reaction out of tennis fans as Fabio Fognini.  Known for his dramatic ups-and-downs, animated facial expressions, on-court theatrics, and eyebrows, this Italian tennis player, currently ranked 45, certainly knows how to make an impact. With career wins over Andy Murray and Gael Monfils, a career high ranking of 32, and a (controversial) French Open Quarterfinal to his name, he certainly seems to have the talent to be a force in the game.  Earlier this year he reached his first ever career final in Bucharest (who could forget this), and concerned tennis fans are hopeful that he will go one step further - he has vowed not to shave his beard away until he wins a title. But rankings and victories are only a small part of the Fabio Fognini experience. Here’s what else you need to know. 1. He’s temperamental on court, but very friendly off-court. Fabio is most famous for his two epic French Open victories over Gael Monfils and Alber...
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