Fabio's Fabulous Hairdo Proving A Lucky Charm In Los Cabos
Fabio Fognini will play top seed Juan Martin del Potro for his third title of the season on Saturday at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex. And perhaps keeping his good-luck charm for the week will be the key.
On Monday, the Italian No. 1 posted a photo on Instagram of his new hairdo in Los Cabos. The ATP World Tour’s Instagram challenged him to maintain the interesting style throughout the week if its own post got at least 20,000 likes, which it did. The Italian agreed, and he has won every match since.
It may have started out as a result of losing a bet, but now that @fabiofogna is into the @AbiertoLosCabos SF, we're starting to think this new hairstyle is a good luck charm 😉#LiveItLoveIt pic.twitter.com/AxABV7B7BO— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) August 4, 2018
“I lost a bet with the ATP and it’s brought me luck,” Fognini said. “Of course, tomorrow I’m going to play [with my hair] like that!”
After losing his first set of the tournament against Frenchman Quentin Halys, Fognini has stormed through the field. He has won his past six sets by a margin of 6-4 or greater.
“Hopefully it will be bring me luck tomorrow in the last match here in Los Cabos,” Fognini said.
But Saturday will be Fognini’s last with his lucky hairdo. Given his streak of success you might ask a simple question: why?
“I have too much pain in my hair!”