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- Age: 26 (24.05.1987)
- Birthplace: Sanremo, Italy
- Residence: Arma di Taggia, Italy
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2004
- Coach: Jose Perlas
- Website: http://www.fabiofognini.it
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age four...Nickname is "Fogna'...Father, Fulvio, owns his own company; mother Silvana is a housewife...Has one younger sister, Fulvia, who is a student...Speaks four languages: Italian, English, Spanish and French...Hobbies include football, fan of Inter Milan and Genoa, and idols are football player Ivan Zamorano, motorbike star Valentino Rossi and football world champion Marco Materazzi...Enjoys playing on all surfaces and considers best shots his forehand and backhand...Fitness trainer is Javier Capitaine and physio is Marc Boada.
2012 -- The No. 2 Italian (behind No. 23 Seppi) put together his best season by finishing in Top 50 for 2nd straight year, reaching 2 ATP World Tour finals in Bucharest (l. to Simon) and St. Petersburg (l. to Klizan)...Began 1st month with a 1-3 record and after a foot injury sidelined him for 2 months, came back in April when he put together final run in Bucharest. Then a month later reached 3R at Roland Garros for 3rd straight year (d. Troicki 8-6 in 5th, l. to Tsonga)...On grass, advanced to QF in Eastbourne (l. to Roddick) and 2R at Wimbledon (l. to Federer), falling to eventual champs in both. Played in London Olympics and lost in 3 sets to Djokovic in 1R...During summer hard court circuit, qualified in Toronto (d. Lu, l. to Kohlschreiber) and Cincinnati (l. to F. Mayer) and at US Open turned in personal-best 3R (l. to Roddick in 4 sets, American’s last win)...In final 2 months, reached 1st indoor final in St. Petersburg (l. to Klizan) and highest-ranked win during year came over No. 27 Tomic in Eastbourne...Compiled records of 11-10 on clay, 8-10 on hard and 3-3 on grass...Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2011 -- The No. 2 Italian (behind No. 38 Seppi) finished in Top 50 for 1st time, won a personal-best 25 matches and reached 2 SF (Santiago, Umag) and QF (Casablanca, Roland Garros - gave walkover to Djokovic w/left thigh injury), all on clay…Reached a career-high No. 32 on June 20...Represented Italy in 2 Davis Cup ties vs. Slovenia and Chile (3-0 singles mark)...Compiled marks of 19-13 on clay and 6-14 on hard courts while earning a career-high $738,884...In doubles play, reached 7 tour-level SF or better…With Bolelli won Umag title and advanced to SF at US Open (l. to eventual champs Melzer-Petzschner)...
2010 -- The No. 3 Italian (behind Starace and Seppi) finished in Top 60 for second straight year…His best ATP World Tour result was QF in Costa do Sauipe in February…Turned in Grand Slam personal-best 3rd RD at Roland Garros (d. No. 15 seed Monfils in five sets, l. to Wawrinka) and Wimbledon where he beat No. 9 Verdasco in 1st RD (l. to Benneteau)…Also earned three Challenger titles, two on home soil and one in Chile, while compiling an 18-3 match record…Went 9-14 on clay, 4-10 on hard and 3-2 on grass…Earned a career-high $424,469.
2009 -- The No. 2 Italian (behind No. 49 Seppi) compiled best season of his young career by winning a personal-high 20 matches…Qualified into main draw in six tour level events, including Monte Carlo* (d. Cilic, l. to Murray) and Roland Garros…His best ATP World Tour result was SF in Stuttgart in July as he posted his biggest win of season over No. 11 Davydenko (l. to Hanescu)...The previous week he captured Challenger title on home soil in San Benedetto (d. Villagran)…In September he advanced to QF in Bucharest, losing to eventual winner Montanes…Following month qualified in Beijing and Masters 1000 Shanghai (l. to Djokovic)…Compiled marks of 17-15 on clay, 2-8 on hard and 1-3 on grass…Went 0-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $395,679.
2008 -- The Italian finished in Top 100 for second straight year after posting a career-high 16 ATP match wins (12-8 on clay)...Enjoyed best results on clay, advancing to three ATP SF and winning two Challenger titles...Began season with a five-set loss on his Australian Open debut (l. to Russell)...During Latin American swing, reached first ATP QF in Vi±a del Mar (l. to Ventura) and SF at Costa do Sauipe (l. to Almagro) in consecutive weeks...Qualified in AMS Indian Wells and reached 2nd RD (l. to Mathieu)...Sidelined afterwards with left wrist injury, returning in June to reach SF at Warsaw (l. to Davydenko)...Followed with SF in July at Umag (l. to Verdasco) and 3rd RD in August at New Haven (l. to New Haven)...Also made first appearances at Wimbledon (l. to Safin) and US Open (l. to Odesnik)...In Challenger action, clinched titles in July at Turin (d. Junqueira) and in September at Genova (d. Naso)...Went 0-1 vs Top 10 opponents...Underwent left knee surgery on October 30...In doubles, reached Umag final (w/Berlocq)...Earned a career-high $284,518.
2007 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time at No. 94 with a combination of successful ATP (5-7) and Challenger results (34-17 record)...Qualified in five ATP tournaments, reaching 3rd RD in back-to-back events in Kitzbuhel (l. to Seppi) and AMS Montreal where he posted his biggest win over No. 14 Murray before losing to Federer...Began season by reaching final at Santiago Challenger (l. to Vassallo Arguello) and QF in La Serena and Barletta Challengers...Best stretch came in May-June when he advanced to finals at San Remo Challenger (l. Aldi) and Furth Challenger (l. to Luczak)...Also SF at Bytom, Asuncion and Buenos Aires Challengers... Made his Grand Slam debut by qualifying at Roland Garros and lost to Juan Monaco in five sets (after holding two-sets lead)...Compiled marks of 3-3 on hard and 2-5 on clay...In doubles, reached final in Furth (w/Gil).
2006 -- Reached QF at Napoli and Freudenstadt Challengers...Qualified in Buenos Aires and lost in three sets in opening round to eventual champion Carlos Moya...
2005 -- Won two Futures titles (Spain #1, Italy #9) and runner-up at Italy #3 Futures...Advanced to first Challenger QF in Olbia...Qualified for first ATP tournament in Palermo and lost to Elsner in three sets...
2004 -- Best result was SF at Uruguay Futures #1 and QF in Italy Futures #6 and Argentina Futures #7...
With fellow Italian Bolelli, Fognini reached the Australian Open doubles SFs (l. to Bryans in three sets)…They won their second ATP World Tour doubles title at Buenos Aires (d. Monroe-Stadler)…Improved to 2-3 in doubles finals…
Helped Italy reach Davis Cup World Group QFs for first time in 15 years with a four-set victory over Dodig of Croatia in fifth rubber…Also partnered Bolelli to doubles rubber win…On 16 February, partnering Bolelli, withdrew prior to Sao Paulo SF due to leg leg injury...
Reached ninth ATP World Tour SF at Acapulco (l. to Ferrer)…On 2 March, partnering Bolelli, the duo lost in the Acapulco final (l. to Kubot-Marrero)…
Fell in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 3R (l. to Ferrer)…Beat Seppi (1R) and Berdych (3R) en route to ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo SFs (l. to Djokovic)…Became the first Italian to reach the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo SFs since Gaudenzi in 1995 (l. to Muster)…Also the first unseeded Monte-Carlo SFs since Ferrero and Gasquet in 2005…He is the first Italian to reach an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 SF since Seppi at Hamburg in May 2008…
On 22 April, there were two Italians (Seppi and Fognini) ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since Furlan and Gaudenzi on 22 April 1996…
Reached Oeiras QFs (l. to Carreno-Busta) and fell in the doubles SFs with Bracciali (l. to Qureshi-Rojer)…On 7 May, failed to convert 3 M.P. versus Youzhny in 76(5) third set loss in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid 1R…
With Bracciali, as 14th seeds, lost in Roland Garros 1R to Erlich-Ram…In singles, lost to seven-time champion Nadal in three sets in Roland Garros 3R…Fell in Wimbledon 1R (l. to Melzer)…
On 14 July, became sixth first-time ATP World Tour titlist of season with three-set win over Kohlschreiber in Stuttgart final…Also won a brand new white Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, ‘Edition 1’ car…Subsequently rose six spots to World No. 25…
On 21 July, won his second ATP World Tour title in as many weeks at Hamburg…Saved three match points in the second set tie-break at 5-6, 6-7 and 7-8 against World No. 114 Delbonis in final…On 22 July, broke into Top 20 for the first time at No. 19…
On 27 July, won 76(3) in 3rd set versus Monfils in Umag SFs, saving three match points at 56, to reach third straight ATP World Tour final…Had led 50 in third set, missing two match points at 53…On 28 July, saw his 13-match winning streak come to an end in the Umag final (l. to Robredo in 2 sets)…On 29 July, rose to new career-high No. 16…
On 7 August, lost in 2R at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal (l. to Gulbis)...On 12 August, as No. 14 seed lost 62 64 to Stepanek in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati 1R...
On 18 September, retired due to a right foot injury at 36 35 versus Przysiezny in St. Petersburg 2R…
Led Nadal 62 41 in Beijing QFs, only to lose in three sets...Coming into Beijing doubles, he was winless with Seppi (0-4), but the Italians reached the final with wins over Qureshi-Rojer in QFs and Nestor-Paes in SFs; lost to Mirnyi-Tecau in two sets…Dropped to 2-5 in doubles titles matches…Fell in Valencia QFs (l. to Almagro)…
Season ends on 30 October in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris 2R loss (l. to Dimitrov)…
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