36 Facts About Fabio Fognini

1. Fabio Fognini was thrown out of the 2017 US Open over obscene remarks made to a female umpire.

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2. Fabio Fognini guided Italy into the quarterfinals of the 2013 Davis Cup World Group, defeating Ivan Dodig in the fifth and decisive rubber against Croatia.

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3. Fabio Fognini started his 2018 season at the Sydney International, where he reached the semi-finals and was defeated by the eventual champion, Daniil Medvedev in three sets despite being up a set and a break.

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4. Fabio Fognini lost in the final to Damir Dzumhur in three sets.

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5. At the St Petersburg Open, Fabio Fognini reached the final by defeating top seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal.

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6. Fabio Fognini captured the trophy in Gstaad over German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann.

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7. At Wimbledon, Fabio Fognini reached the third round, where he faced Murray again.

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8. Fabio Fognini rounded off strong finishes in the clay-court season including a defeat of world No 1, Andy Murray.

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9. Fabio Fognini went to the semifinals of Miami before losing in straight sets to Rafael Nadal.

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10. Fabio Fognini started his 2015 season at the Hopman Cup, partnering Flavia Pennetta.

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11. Fabio Fognini reached his third tour final in as many weeks at Umag, defeating Thiemo de Bakker, Martin Klizan and Gael Monfils en route.

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12. Fabio Fognini defeated Albert Ramos, Marcel Granollers and hometown hero Tommy Haas for the second time in two weeks to reach the semifinals.

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13. Fabio Fognini won his maiden title, by beating second seed, Philipp Kohlschreiber, in three sets.

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14. At the 2013 MercedesCup in Stuttgart, Fabio Fognini reached his third career final, defeating top seed and home favourite Tommy Haas en route.

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15. Fabio Fognini began his grass-court season at the 2013 Aegon International held at Eastbourne, where he was seeded eighth.

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16. Fabio Fognini served for the match in the third set and three match points.

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17. Fabio Fognini carried on his rich vein of form to straight-set both Albert Ramos and No 4 seed Tomas Berdych to reach his first career quarterfinal in a Masters event.

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18. Fabio Fognini defeated Michael Llodra, and lost to Ferrer again in the third round.

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19. The next week, Fabio Fognini achieved a career-best performance at ATP 500 events with a semifinals showing in Acapulco, defeating Stanislas Wawrinka along the way and again losing to Ferrer.

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20. Fabio Fognini reached his first singles quarterfinal of the season at Buenos Aires, losing to top seed David Ferrer in straight sets.

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21. Fabio Fognini began his grass season by reaching the quarterfinals of Eastbourne, defeating fourth seed Bernard Tomic along the way, and falling to eventual tournament winner Andy Roddick in a tight three-set match.

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22. Fabio Fognini reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time at the 2011 French Open.

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23. Fabio Fognini lost a five-set first-round encounter against Michael Russell in the 2008 Australian Open.

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24. Fabio Fognini finished the year ranked in the top 100 for the first time at No 94.

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25. Fabio Fognini was halted by World No 1 Roger Federer in the third round.

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26. In 2007, Fabio Fognini made some real progress on the ATP Tour, notably when he qualified for the 2007 French Open to make his first appearance in a Grand Slam event.

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27. Fabio Fognini began his professional career by playing a variety of Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning his first Futures title in 2005 at Spain No 1 and another at Italy No 9.

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28. Fabio Fognini achieved a combined ranking of No 8 in the world in May 2004, reaching the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and French Open.

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29. Fabio Fognini speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and French, and his nickname is "Fogna".

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30. Fabio Fognini enjoys motorbike racing and is a fan of Valentino Rossi.

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31. Fabio Fognini began playing tennis when he was four years old and is a fan of football, supporting Inter Milan and Genoa FC.

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32. Fabio Fognini was born to Silvana and Fulvio, a businessman, and has a younger sister.

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33. In 2017, Fabio Fognini was handed a suspended Grand Slam ban and $96,000 fine for verbally abusing a female umpire at the US Open.

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34. Together with Simone Bolelli, Fabio Fognini won the 2015 Australian Open doubles event, becoming the first all Italian men's pair to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era.

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35. Fabio Fognini is currently ranked as the world number 13 by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

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36. Fabio Fognini is an Italian professional tennis player.

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