Fabio Fognini

Men’s Draw and Predictions for 2017 U.S. Open

August 27, 2017

If the U.S. Open Men’s Draw, getting underway tomorrow, were a ship it would capsize. Way too top-heavy and top-heavy tips the boat. No. 2 seed Andy Murray’s late withdrawal yesterday only added to the disproportionate weight of the top half of the draw and axed any possibility of an enticing Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final […]

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Rublev Captures Maiden Title at Croatia Open Umag

July 24, 2017

Lucky loser Andrey Rublev won his first ATP Tour title last night, defeating No. 4 seed Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Croatia Open Umag. The 19-year-old Rublev had lost in the final round of qualifying, but earned a spot in the main draw when Borna Coric was forced to withdraw. […]

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Zverev Surprises Djokovic to Win Italian Open

May 21, 2017

NextGen tennis star Alexander Zverev powered his way into the NowGen elite of men’s tennis Sunday afternoon. The 20-year-old German upset second seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Italian Open, winning his first Masters title and becoming the only player born in the 1990s to accomplish the feat so far. With […]

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Nadal Struggles Past Wu at China Open

October 6, 2015

Rafael Nadal’s first ATP Tour match since his shocking third-round exit to Fabio Fognini at the U.S. Open in early September proved to be quite underwhelming to say the least. Earlier today, Nadal edged past No. 230-ranked Wu Di 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing. The 14-time grand slam […]

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Fognini Shocks Nadal in Epic Comeback at U.S. Open

September 5, 2015

Fabio Fognini stunned Rafael Nadal once again, defeating the Spaniard 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a pulsating third-round comeback at the U.S. Open ending in the wee hours Saturday morning after three hours and 46 minutes of scintillating action. The win was Fognini’s third of the year over Nadal and thrust the No. 32-seeded […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Nine-Time Champion Nadal Facing Doubts as French Open Begins

May 24, 2015

Five-time defending champion Rafael Nadal will have to traverse a mine field of obstacles at Roland Garros in the coming fortnight if he is to win his 10th French Open title. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Spaniard is still struggling to regain his confidence and form after an injury and illness plagued 2014 season. Nadal, now ranked […]

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Fognini Stuns Nadal at Barcelona Open

April 23, 2015

Rafael Nadal absorbed yet another blow to his confidence going into the French Open next month. Italian Fabio Fognini defeated the King of Clay for the second time this year, upsetting Nadal 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the third round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell this afternoon. The loss was Nadal’s third on clay already […]

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Fognini Upsets Nadal in Semifinals at Rio Open

February 22, 2015

Italy’s Fabio Fognini shocked defending champion and top seed Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Rio Open Saturday night, defeating the No. 3-ranked Spaniard 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro. Fognini, seeded fourth, ended Nadal’s 52-match winning streak in tour-level semifinals on clay, and handed the Spaniard just […]

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No. 553-Ranked Wang Stuns Fognini at Shanghai Masters

October 7, 2014

World No. 553 Chuhan Wang shocked No. 17-ranked Fabio Fognini 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the Shanghai Masters Tuesday night. The Chinese wild card was making his ATP Tour debut and displayed nerves of steel as he saved four of the five break points he faced and sealed the victory with a […]

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