Top-seeded Fabio Fognini beat qualifier Dominic Inglot 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open.
Fognini, the runner-up last year, broke Inglot early in each set and saved the only break point he faced late in the second set.
The 17th-ranked Italian is looking for his third career title. He won his first two back to back in June.
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September 17, 2013
Fabio Fognini moved within one win of his second title in two weeks when he beat third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the first semifinal of the German Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Fognini won his first career title in Stuttgart last week and is riding a nine-match winning streak.
It was the 12th-seeded Italian's 24th win on clay this season. Fognini is...
Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy eased past Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup.
Fognini is one win away from the first title of his career. He advanced to the third final of his career and the first this season.
He is the second Italian to reach the final of the clay-court tournament since Andrea Gaudenzi in 1994.
Fabio Fognini of Italy beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the final of the St. Petersburg Open.
Fognini will play in his second career final after winning his maiden title in April in Bucharest, Romania.
The 53rd-ranked Fognini rallied from an early break by winning four consecutive games in the first set and broke his opponent decisively in the...
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...
Leave it to a guy with the first name Fabio (last name Fognini) to tweet a picture of himself posing with his runner-up trophy from the BRD Nastaste Tiriac Trophy Tournament as if he is auditioning for an adult film role - if you know what I mean.....
Being a runner-up never looked so good.
Photo via Fabio's Twitter Page