Fabio Fognini

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Fabio Fognini
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Fognini at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Arma di Taggia, Italy
Born (1987-05-24) 24 May 1987 (age 31)
Sanremo, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Franco Davín
Prize money US$10,800,346
Official website FabioFognini.eu
Career record 317–274 (53.64%)
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 13 (31 March 2014)
Current ranking No. 14 (6 August 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2014, 2018)
French Open QF (2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2010, 2014, 2017, 2018)
US Open 4R (2015)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (2016)
Career record 155–167 (48.14%)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 7 (20 July 2015)
Current ranking No. 65 (30 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2015)
French Open SF (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open SF (2011)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2013, 2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2012, 2013)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2014)
Last updated on: 6 August 2018.

Fabio Fognini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfaːbjo foɲˈɲiːni];[2] born 24 May 1987) is an Italian professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 13, achieved in March 2014, and world No. 7 in doubles, achieved in July 2015. His current ranking is world No. 14 as of July 22, 2018. Fognini's most successful surface is red clay, upon which he won his five ATP singles titles in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Viña del Mar, Umag, and Swedish Open, as well as having reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 French Open and the semifinals of the 2013 Monte-Carlo Masters. Together with Simone Bolelli, 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.[3] In 2017, Fognini was handed a suspended Grand Slam ban and $96,000 fine for verbally abusing a female umpire at the US Open.[4]

Early life[edit]

Fognini was born to Silvana and Fulvio, a businessman, and has a younger sister.[5] He began playing tennis when he was four years old and is also a fan of football, supporting Inter Milan and Genoa FC. He also enjoys motorbike racing and is a fan of Valentino Rossi. Fognini speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and French, and his nickname is "Fogna".[3]



As a junior, Fognini posted a singles win/loss record of 72–36. He achieved a combined ranking of No. 8 in the world in May 2004, reaching the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and French Open.[6]


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. In 2005, he also finished runner-up at Italy No. 3 and qualified for his first ATP Challenger tournament at Palermo. During 2006, Fognini had moderate success at Challengers and, after qualifying, made his debut on the ATP World Tour at Buenos Aires. He was defeated in the first round by former World No. 1 Carlos Moyá, the eventual champion.

2007: Breaking the top 100[edit]

In 2007, 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. He lost in the first round to World No. 35 Juan Mónaco in five sets. In addition, he had a fantastic tournament at the 2007 Rogers Masters in Montreal, Canada. Having qualified for the tournament, he defeated Peter Polansky in the first round, before taking out the 13th seed Andy Murray in straight sets. Fognini was halted by World No. 1 Roger Federer in the third round.[7]

On the ATP Challengers circuit, Fognini made the finals in Santiago, Sanremo, and Fürth, losing in three-set battles each time. Partnering Frederico Gil, he also lost in the doubles final of the Fürth Challenger. He finished the year ranked in the top 100 for the first time at No. 94.

2008: First doubles final[edit]

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

During the South American clay swing, he reached the quarterfinals of Viña del Mar (defeating second seed clay-court specialist Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round) and the semifinals of Costa Do Sauipe.

After missing the 2008 French Open due to injury problems, Fognini reached the semifinals of both Warsaw and Umag (beating former World No. 1 and French Open champion Carlos Moyá), whilst also winning the Turin and Genova challengers, further enhancing his clay pedigree.

2009: San Benedetto title[edit]

In April 2009, Fognini reached the third round of the 2009 Monte-Carlo Masters as a qualifier, upsetting Tomáš Berdych (after losing the first set 1–6) and 14th seed Marin Čilić (for the loss of only two games). Fognini then played a typically topsy-turvy match with World No. 4 Andy Murray, losing in two tight sets after being up 5–0 in the first set. In July, Fognini won the San Benedetto Challenger title defeating Cristian Villagran in the final.

2010: 50 wins[edit]

A remarkable win during this season was against the 13th seed Gaël Monfils at the 2010 French Open by also coming from two sets to love down in a match that spanned two days. In June 2010, Fognini followed up his vein of good form as he defeated Fernando Verdasco, the 8th seed, in the first round of Wimbledon without dropping serve the entire match.

2011: Grand Slam quarterfinal[edit]

In 2011 Fognini achieved a number of breakthroughs. He reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time at the 2011 French Open. He defeated Denis Istomin in the first round and qualifier Stéphane Robert in the second. In the third round, Fognini beat Guillermo García-López, the 30th seed, in four sets to advance to his first Grand Slam fourth round. Here, he made the quarterfinals in dramatic fashion as he beat Spaniard Albert Montañés in a match lasting 4 hours and 22 minutes.[8] Barely able to walk at the end, Fognini eventually prevailed and clinched the epic match 11–9 in the fifth set. After the match, he described his run at the French Open as a "little dream", maintaining that he "would love to play the next match ... even if I'm only at 50 percent".[9] He was due to face World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals but, prior to the match, he announced that he had made the "difficult" decision to withdraw on doctors' advice that it would be "dangerous" to play.[8] Nonetheless, Fognini became the first Italian man in the French Open quarterfinals since 1995 and the first to reach that stage at a Grand Slam since 1998.[10] His achievement saw him rise to a then career-high singles ranking of World No. 32.

With Simone Bolelli, Fognini reached the semifinals of the 2011 US Open men's doubles.

2012: First ATP finals[edit]

Fognini and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2012 French Open

After numerous ATP semifinal appearances, Fognini finally reached his first career final at Bucharest in April 2012, ousting fifth seed Marcos Baghdatis and sixth seed Andreas Seppi along the way. He finished runner-up to top seed Gilles Simon.

At the 2012 French Open, he was once again the subject of much drama, saving two match points while battling past the seeded Viktor Troicki in five sets to advance to the third round for the third successive year. He subsequently lost to World No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a match with considerable shot-making flair and variety. In the Croatia Open, Fabio lost to defending champion Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the second round.[11]

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. At Wimbledon, he defeated experienced grass-courter Michaël Llodra in the first round and again lost to the eventual tournament winner, Roger Federer, in the second round. In the London 2012 Olympics, Fognini was drawn against Novak Djokovic in the first round. He valiantly took the first set after being down 3–5 and saving three set points, before finally succumbing in three sets.[12]

Starting the North American summer outdoor hard-court season by qualifying for both the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters, Fognini went on to reach the third round of the US Open, a career-best performance. In the first round, he ousted Édouard Roger-Vasselin in a trademark five-setter, coming back from two sets down. The second round was a routine straight-sets win over Guillermo García-López. Fognini's run again ended at the hands of crowd favourite Andy Roddick in a dramatic match (in which he notably out-aced the American) in four sets. Roddick had announced after his first-round win that he was retiring upon conclusion of the tournament, adding to the drama.

The start of the indoor hard-court season saw Fognini reach his second final of the year at St. Petersburg, finishing runner-up to Martin Kližan.[13]

2013: ATP titles and Top 20 ranking[edit]

Fognini was defeated by Roberto Bautista-Agut in five sets in the first round of the 2013 Australian Open.[14] He and Bolelli embarked on another deep Grand Slam run in the doubles, reaching the semifinals, where they lost to the World No. 1 pair, Bob and Mike Bryan.

He reached his first singles quarterfinal of the season at Buenos Aires, losing to top seed David Ferrer in straight sets (whilst winning the doubles alongside Bolelli). The next week, 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 (but this time taking a set).[15] Just over a week later, Fognini set up a clash with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, after defeating Aljaž Bedene for the second time in three weeks to reach the second round of the Indian Wells Masters. After being bagelled in the first, Fognini wildly celebrated upon winning his first game in the second, heroically taking the set from 2–4 down. He subsequently lost the third.[16] In Miami, Fognini was seeded at a Masters event for the first time in his career, earning a bye to the second round. He defeated Michaël Llodra, and lost to Ferrer again in the third round.

The start of the European clay season saw Fognini gain another top 20 victory, defeating fellow Italian Andreas Seppi in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters in a typically tumultuous affair with an almost complete lack of momentum.[17] He carried on his rich vein of form to straight-set both Albert Ramos and No. 4 seed Tomáš Berdych (his second victory over the Czech in Monte Carlo) to reach his first career quarterfinal in a Masters event.[18] Here, Fognini played another amazing match to beat Richard Gasquet, his second top-10 victory in a row, in straight sets to reach the semifinals of a Masters for the first time, projecting his ranking to a new career-high of World No. 24.[19] In the semifinals, he failed to gain any real rhythm, losing to World No. 1 Djokovic. In Madrid, Fognini was involved in another highly unorthodox match, losing in a final set tiebreak to Mikhail Youzhny in the first round. He served for the match in the third set and three match points. Fognini then lost nine points in a row, only to save two match points himself. In the tiebreak, he went up a minibreak, lost five points in a row, won four in a row and lost.[20] At the French Open, he lost in the third round to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

Fognini began his grass-court season at the 2013 Aegon International held at Eastbourne, where he was seeded eighth. He defeated Grega Zemlja and Martin Klizan, both from a set down, before falling to Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals.[21] At Wimbledon, Fognini lost in the first round to Jürgen Melzer, after leading by a set and a break.[22]

At the 2013 MercedesCup in Stuttgart, Fognini reached his third career final, defeating top seed and home favourite Tommy Haas en route. He won his maiden title, by beating second seed, Philipp Kohlschreiber, in three sets. The following week, after an outstanding performance at 2013 International German Open, Fognini improved his winning streak to 10 wins in a row, entering the ATP top 20 for the first time (also regaining the Italian No. 1 spot). He defeated Albert Ramos, Marcel Granollers and hometown hero Tommy Haas for the second time in two weeks to reach the semifinals. Here, Fognini beat Nicolás Almagro in straight sets to reach his second ATP World Tour final in a row, the first one in an ATP 500 tournament. He won the title by beating qualifier Federico Delbonis in three sets, recovering from 1–4 down in the second set and saving three match points in the second set tiebreak. He reached his third tour final in as many weeks at Umag, defeating Thiemo de Bakker, Martin Kližan and Gaël Monfils en route. The latter saw Fognini serving for the match having won the first five games, then losing six straight games, and then winning in a tiebreak. His 13-match winning streak was ended in the final by Tommy Robredo, whilst his ranking rose to a new career-high of World No. 16.

Seeded No. 14 in Cincinnati, Fognini was down a set and four games to Radek Stepanek. He proceeded to mount a comeback to four-all, and serving to stay in the match, he served two double faults, received a point penalty for ball abuse and then casually committed consecutive foot faults to get broken to love and lose the match.[23]

During the Asian hardcourt swing, Fognini reached the quarterfinals of Beijing, defeating resurgent veterans Tommy Robredo and Lleyton Hewitt (the latter for the loss of only 2 games). In the quarters, he was dominating World No. 2 Rafael Nadal by a set and three love, before eventually losing in three sets. In the following weeks, he again defeated Robredo en route to the third round of the Shanghai Masters and reached the quarterfinals of Vienna and Valencia.

2014: Third ATP title[edit]

Fognini in 2014 Wimbledon

At the Australian Open, Fognini was seeded 15th. He reached a career-best performance of the fourth round, defeating Alex Bogomolov, Jr., Jarkko Nieminen and Sam Querrey, before falling to three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic.

As the top seed at the Chile Open in Viña del Mar, he reached his first singles final of the season (and fourth in a row in clay tournaments) defeating Aljaž Bedene, Jérémy Chardy and 3rd seed Nicolás Almagro en route. The latter was a classically unorthodox affair, with Fognini leading 5–2 in the final set, squandering two match points, only to eventually win in a tiebreak. He defeated Leonardo Mayer in the final, converting his fifth match point for his third career title. This took Fabio's record on clay to 19–1 since the French Open and resulted in yet another leap in the rankings, to a new career-high of World No. 14.[24]

2015: 200 wins and three victories over Nadal[edit]

Fognini started his 2015 season at the Hopman Cup, partnering Flavia Pennetta. Italy failed to reach the final, finishing at the bottom of their group. The following week, he played at the Apia International Sydney as the top seed, but was unlucky to draw defending champion Juan Martín del Potro, who was returning from an eleven-month injury lay-off, in his first match. He lost in three sets.[25] He beat Rafael Nadal in the Semifinals of the Rio Open before losing in the final to David Ferrer. In April, he beat Rafael Nadal again in the third round of the Barcelona Open, but he again lost in the next round to Pablo Andujar. In May, after defeating Steve Johnson and Grigor Dimitrov, he lost to Tomáš Berdych in the third round of the Rome Masters. At the US Open, Fognini beat Steve Johnson and Pablo Cuevas to advance to the third round where he caused a major upset, beating Rafael Nadal in five sets, coming from two sets and a break of serve down in both the third and fourth sets. In that match, Nadal won the first two sets, and previously had been 151–0 in Grand Slam matches that he led two sets to none. Earning 70 winners, Fognini ended up beating Nadal in five sets. He subsequently lost his fourth round match against Feliciano López.

2016: Fourth career title and Rio Olympics third round.[edit]

Fognini won his fourth ATP title at July's 2016 Croatia Open at Umag. He also reached the third round of the 2016 Rio Olympics where he pushed the then world no. 2 and defending Olympic champion, Andy Murray, to three sets.

2017: Masters semifinal and suspension[edit]

Fognini went to the semifinals of Miami before losing in straight sets to Rafael Nadal. He rounded off strong finishes in the clay-court season including a defeat of world No. 1, Andy Murray. At Wimbledon, Fognini reached the third round, where he faced Murray again. This time Murray won in four sets, despite being up 5–1 in the fourth set. Fognini also captured the trophy in Gstaad over German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann.

At the US Open, after a first round loss to Stefano Travaglia, Fognini was immediately suspended from the tournament for unsportsmanlike conduct, specifically three violations including using misogynistic language towards the female umpire[26] This caused him to default his third round doubles match with partner Simone Bolelli. On 11 October, the Grand Slam board provisionally suspended Fognini for two majors and fined him $96,000 US dollars for a "Major Offence of Aggravated Behaviour." The fine will be halved and the ban of two majors will be lifted if good behavior is maintained through 2019.[27][28]

At the St. Petersburg Open, Fognini reached the final by defeating top seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal. He lost in the final to Damir Džumhur in three sets.[29]

2018: 6th, 7th & 8th Tour Titles[edit]

Fabio Fognini serving in his semi-final match against Daniil Medvedev at the 2018 Sydney International.

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. At the 2018 Australian Open, he reached the fourth round, losing to Tomas Berdych in straight sets.

During the South American Clay Court swing, Fognini played Argentina Open, losing the first round to Leonardo Mayer. He then won three 3-setters in Rio Open presented by Claro before crashed out to Fernando Verdasco in the semi-finals. En route to the finals of the Brasil Open, Fognini beat Domingues, Garcia-Lopez, and Cuevas. He then came from one set down to beat Nicolas Jarry in the finals to win his first title in 2018. Due to his strong performance in South America, Fognini rose to No. 19 in the ATP ranking, his best in more than three years.

Davis Cup[edit]

Fognini guided Italy into the quarterfinals of the 2013 Davis Cup World Group, defeating Ivan Dodig in the fifth and decisive rubber against Croatia. It was the first time Italy had reached that stage since 1998.[30] He also guided Italy past Argentina to the quarterfinals the following year, winning both singles rubbers against Juan Mónaco and Carlos Berlocq, and the doubles rubber (partnering Simone Bolelli).[31] In the quarterfinals in Naples against Great Britain, Fognini equalled the tie at 2–2 after defeating reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in a straight sets win (after defeating James Ward two days previously), proving vital to Italy making the semifinals with an eventual 3–2 victory. This was only the second time Murray had lost a singles rubber in the Davis Cup (after his first appearance ever in 2005).[32] In the semifinal against Switzerland he lost both his singles rubbers to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.


Fognini currently uses the Babolat Pure Drive Racquet strung with Babolat RPM Blast strings. His grip is Babolat Vs Original.[33]

Style of play[edit]

A clay-court specialist, Fognini is known for his streaky temperament, as well as his flair, speed, and movement on court.[34][35] He has been known to lose his cool on occasion. He famously lost his cool and blew up 3-0 lead in final set against Andy Murray in Olympics. He was thrown out of the 2017 U.S. Open over obscene remarks made to a female umpire.[36] He has also shown that he is capable of maintaining a strikingly balanced disposition when facing adversity[citation needed]. He holds the record for committing the most foot faults whilst still winning a match: a grand total of 12, including double-faulting due to consecutive foot faults.[5][37] Fognini's serve is relatively underpowered and hardly a trademark weapon, but he places emphasis on precision and placement, whilst also having the ability to hit above 130 mph on occasion. Known for his baseline play and big ground strokes despite his relatively small stature, one of his signature shots is his off forehand, which he uses to great effect. His tactics usually consist of a serve out wide, drawing a weak return, setting Fognini up to hit a clean winner off the forehand side. He also utilises the backhand down the line frequently, often in key moments.[12][34][35][38]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2014, Fognini has been in a relationship with fellow Italian, retired WTA tennis player, 2015 US Open women's singles champion Flavia Pennetta.[39] The couple were engaged in 2015 and married in Ostuni on 16 June 2016. Their son Federico was born in 2017.[40][41][42]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2015 Australian Open Hard Italy Simone Bolelli France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 6–4

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2015 Indian Wells Hard Italy Simone Bolelli United States Jack Sock
Canada Vasek Pospisil
4–6, 7–6(3–7), [7–10]
Runner-up 2015 Monte Carlo Clay Italy Simone Bolelli United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2015 Shanghai Hard Italy Simone Bolelli South Africa Raven Klaasen
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runner-ups)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (7–6)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (7–6)
Indoor (1–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay France Gilles Simon 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2012 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Slovakia Martin Kližan 2–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Jul 2013 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 2–2 Jul 2013 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 4–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–2
Loss 2–3 Jul 2013 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 0–6, 3–6
Win 3–3 Feb 2014 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Feb 2014 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Spain David Ferrer 4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–5 May 2014 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay Slovakia Martin Kližan 6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–6 Feb 2015 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay Spain David Ferrer 2–6, 3–6
Loss 3–7 Aug 2015 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 5–7, 5–7
Win 4–7 Jul 2016 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay Slovakia Andrej Martin 6–4, 6–1
Loss 4–8 Oct 2016 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Win 5–8 Jul 2017 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Germany Yannick Hanfmann 6–4, 7–5
Loss 5–9 Sep 2017 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Džumhur 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Win 6–9 Mar 2018 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i) Chile Nicolás Jarry 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Win 7–9 Jul 2018 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay France Richard Gasquet 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Win 8–9 Aug 2018 Los Cabos Open, Mexico 250 Series Hard Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 13 (4 titles, 9 runner-ups)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (2–6)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (4–9)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2008 Croatia Open, Croatia International Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Czech Republic Petr Pála
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Loss 0–2 Feb 2010 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay Italy Potito Starace Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
0–6, 0–6
Win 1–2 Jul 2011 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay Italy Simone Bolelli Croatia Marin Čilić
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
Loss 1–3 Apr 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Italy Daniele Bracciali Germany Dustin Brown
Australia Paul Hanley
5–7, 3–6
Win 2–3 Feb 2013 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Italy Simone Bolelli United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Feb 2013 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay Italy Simone Bolelli Poland Łukasz Kubot
Spain David Marrero
5–7, 2–6
Loss 2–5 Oct 2013 China Open, China 500 Series Hard Italy Andreas Seppi Belarus Max Mirnyi
Romania Horia Tecău
4–6, 2–6
Win 3–5 Jan 2015 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Italy Simone Bolelli France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 6–4
Loss 3–6 Mar 2015 Indian Wells Masters, US Masters 1000 Hard Italy Simone Bolelli Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Loss 3–7 Apr 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay Italy Simone Bolelli United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 3–8 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Italy Simone Bolelli South Africa Raven Klaasen
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 3–6
Win 4–8 Oct 2016 Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 4–9 Jul 2018 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Italy Simone Bolelli Chile Julio Peralta
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 4–6

Performance timelines[edit]

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


Current through the 2018 Rogers Cup.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R 2R 4R 0 / 11 8–11 42%
French Open A A 1R A 1R 3R QF 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 3R 4R 0 / 11 18–10 64%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R 3R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R 3R 0 / 10 12–10 55%
US Open A Q1 Q3 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 2R 1R 0 / 10 8–10 44%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 2–4 4–4 5–2 5–4 2–4 8–4 5–4 2–4 5–4 8–3 0 / 42 46–41 53%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 3R Not Held 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Davis Cup A A A Z1 PO 1R PO PO QF SF 1R QF QF QF 0 / 7 21–8 72%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A Q2 2R 1R 2R 1R A 2R 4R 2R A 3R 2R 0 / 9 7–9 44%
Miami Open A A A A Q1 1R 1R A 3R 4R 2R A SF 3R 0 / 7 9–7 56%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A Q1 A 3R 1R 2R 2R SF 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 10 12–10 55%
Madrid Open A A A 1R 2R 1R Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 10 4–10 29%
Italian Open Q1 1R Q2 A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R QF 0 / 11 10–11 48%
Canadian Open A A 3R A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R A 2R 0 / 9 8–9 47%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A Q2 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 7 5–7 42%
Shanghai Masters Not Held 2R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 8 7–8 47%
Paris Masters A A A A A 2R 1R Q1 2R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 1–6 14%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 5–5 3–7 2–8 3–6 10–9 10–9 5–9 3–7 13–7 6–6 0 / 77 63–77 45%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 2 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2 3 / 3 8 / 17
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 2–5 5–7 16–18 20–26 16–26 25–27 22–24 42–27 40–26 32–26 26–23 36–23 36–16 318–275
Year-end ranking 305 247 95 88 54 55 48 45 16 20 21 49 27 53.63%


Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF 2R W 2R 1R 2R 1 / 11 17–10 64%
French Open A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R SF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 10 7–10 41%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 8 1–8 11%
US Open A A A 1R 1R A SF 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 9 8–8 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–3 5–3 1–4 5–4 3–4 10–3 2–4 2–3 1–2 1 / 38 33–36 48%
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR DNQ 0 / 1 1–2 33%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held QF Not Held 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Davis Cup A A A Z1 PO 1R PO PO QF SF 1R QF QF QF 0 / 7 7–5 58%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 1R F A A 2R 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 1R A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R F 1R 2R SF 0 / 7 8–7 53%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 7 2–7 22%
Italian Open A A A A 2R A SF 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R A A A 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R A 2R A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A 2R 1R 2R 1R F A 2R 0 / 6 5–6 45%
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–5 2–8 2–8 12–8 0–3 4–5 4–4 0 / 44 30–44 41%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 4 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 4 / 13
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 10–10 4–7 5–12 26–16 11–18 23–22 15–21 30–19 8–12 14–18 9–10 155–167
Year-end ranking 1683 381 499 133 212 138 34 111 36 57 10 174 96 48.14%

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

  • He has a 12–54 (.182) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 3 2 12
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Fognini
1. Spain Fernando Verdasco 9 Wimbledon, London, England Grass 1R 7–6(11–9), 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4 80
2. Czech Republic Tomas Berdych 6 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–4, 6–2 32
3. France Richard Gasquet 9 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay QF 7–6(7–0), 6–2 32
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray 8 Davis Cup, Naples, Italy Clay RR 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 13
5. Spain Rafael Nadal 3 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay SF 1–6, 6–2, 7–5 28
6. Spain Rafael Nadal 4 Barcelona, Spain Clay 3R 6–4, 7–6(8–6) 30
7. Spain Rafael Nadal 8 US Open, New York, United States Hard 3R 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 32
8. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 8 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4 43
9. Japan Kei Nishikori 4 Miami, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–2 40
10. United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–2, 6–4 29
11. Austria Dominic Thiem 8 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–4, 1–6, 6–3 21
12. Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 4 Los Cabos, Mexico Hard F 6–4, 6–2 15


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