Here's a story for all of you up-and-coming ballers out there that I'd like you to hear.You're a veteran on the ATP tour (Fabio Fognini) and you come up against a wild card ranked 553 in the world (Wang Chuhan), who is playing his first match on said tour in front of his country people in Shanghai. The match also happens to be the first round of a Masters 1000, a pretty big stage...
Fabio Fognini of Italy bumped into the Chinese wild card who beat him and gave an obscene gesture to the crowd at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.
Fognini, a 10-year professional ranked 17th in the world, was upset by the 553rd-ranked Wang Chuhan, who was making his ATP Tour debut.
After Wang won 7-6 (5), 6-4, Fognini gave Wang a little shove with his arm as they crossed paths...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014
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...
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, Fabio...
(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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014
Fabio Fognini will be making his debut in the 4th round of the Australian Open, but to get there is had to go through a little pain. Check out this amazing point that he and Sam Querrey played during their 3rd round match where Fabio completed the point with a body slam right into the concrete. Can someone say, "OUCH!"
Also, if you want to know more about Fabio, click here...
Fabio Fognini got the notice
"So take off all your clothes!"
We wish right? Wouldn't that be a sight - all the players in their birthday suits on the court. Well....now back to reality. Apologies for being a little behind on our roundups! The heat is affecting us too as Kait is at the Open as a fan and has no energy left for blogging after being in 107 - 108 degree temperatures...
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Indian wild card Yuki Bhambri advanced to his first career ATP quarterfinals in the Chennai Open on Thursday after third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy retired during their match.
Bhambri was dominating 16th-ranked Fognini when he conceded the match with a left quadriceps strain when Bhambri was leading 6-1, 5-5. Fognini quit just when he seemed to be finding his rhythm.
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014