As of December 5, 2010, the Italian tennis player gained the number 55 position in the world tennis ranking. Born on May 24, 1987 in Sanremo, Italy, Fabio Fognini is proud to have a good combination of ATP and Challenger results.
Fabio is also known as Fogna. He began playing tennis at age four and developed both forehand and backhands his best shots. He likes to play tennis in all types of surfaces, from clay, to grass, to hard courts. He is coached by Oscar Serrano, a former ATP pro from Spain, and physically trained by Ennio Capano. He also likes soccer as a hobby aside from tennis. Fagni is born to Fulvio, a company owner, and Silvana, a housewife. Like him, Fulvia, his younger sister, also speaks four other languages- Italian, English, French, and Spanish.
One of his best highlights in his career was when he advanced to the semi-finals as number 1 at Uruguay Futures; advanced to the quarterfinals as number 6 in the Futures in Italy and number 7 in Argentina. He won two Futures titles in Spain and Italy. In 2005 he qualified for the first ATP tournament in Palermo but lost to Elsner in the three sets. He advanced to the quarterfinals at Napoli and Freudenstadt Challengers in 2006. He also qualified in Buenos Aires but lost in three sets during the opening round to Carlos Moya.
In 2007, he qualified in 5 ATP tournaments. He made his Grand Slam debut when he qualified at the Roland Garros though he lost to Juan Monaco in five sets. He posted his bigger career win over Murray, who ranked number 14 that time, but eventually lost a game to Federer. He began the 2007 season by reaching the finals at the Santiago Challenger, quarterfinals in La Serena and quarterfinals at the Barletta Challenger.
Currently Fognini has a 58-81 career record, but has not won a single event yet. The highest rank he held was in No. 54, which he achieved on November 30, 2009.
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