Fabio Fognini

Singles Ranking
#31
Italy
34 Years (24 May, 1987)
5'10" (178cm)
174lbs (79kg)
Sanremo, Italy
Right-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
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2004
9
9
387-341
$16,466,178
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Fabio Fognini Bio

Fabio Fognini is one of those players who’s been around for a long time yet, at some level, underachieved through the course of his tennis career. He turned pro in 2004 and, currently at the age of 34, is still going strong on the ATP Tour circuit. However, a total of 14 career titles – 9 in singles and 5 in doubles – is a slightly underwhelming return. Nevertheless, he has always been a consistent threat on the tour and has maintained a steady ranking on the ATP c...Read More

Fabio Fognini is one of those players who’s been around for a long time yet, at some level, underachieved through the course of his tennis career. He turned pro in 2004 and, currently at the age of 34, is still going strong on the ATP Tour circuit. However, a total of 14 career titles – 9 in singles and 5 in doubles – is a slightly underwhelming return. Nevertheless, he has always been a consistent threat on the tour and has maintained a steady ranking on the ATP charts. His highest ranking was 9 in 2019 and he currently sits comfortably in the top 50.

Born in the city of Sanremo in Italy, Fognini took up the sport at the age of 4 years old. Before turning pro in 2004, his junior ranking topped out at Number 8. He made it to the quarters of both the junior French Open and Australian Open. Incidentally, this was very much a sign of things to come.

Fognini’s game-play is best suited to red clay courts, which is where he has tasted most of his success. Indeed, 8 of his 9 titles in singles events came on clay. Weirdly enough, despite being a proficient clay court player, he’s never made much progress in the French Open. His best showing in that particular Grand Slam came in 2011, when he made the quarterfinals.

Nevertheless, in ATP events held on clay, he’s always been a threat. And although he was something of a late bloomer – he made his first final in 2012, eight years after turning pro – he put together a decent run of form since that time. His first title win came a year later when he won the Stuttgart Open. He followed this up with a win in the German Open, an ATP 500 event; the Stuttgart event was an ATP 250.

A Chile Open win followed in 2014 before his fourth title came in 2016 at the Croatia Open. 2017 saw him win the Swiss Open before 2018 saw him bag 3 titles – the Brasil Open, Swedish Open and the Los Cabos Open. The final of those was his maiden title win on a surface aside from clay. In 2019 he would win the Monte-Carlo Masters, another clay title but notable his first ATP 1000 Masters title win.

However, his maiden Grand Slam success came in the 2015 Australian Open where he won the men’s doubles title with compatriot Simone Bolelli. As a result, the pair became the first Italian duo to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era.

Fognini’s style of play revolves mostly around playing strongly on the baseline. He prefers a forehand shot but his backhand down the line can often be used as a winner. His serve isn’t great but it is consistent and not necessarily a weak point.

What can be considered a weak point is his temperament, which on more than one occasion has gotten him into trouble. That and his propensity for foot faults hold him back.

Singles:

Australian Open – made it to the fourth round in 2014, 2018, 2020 and 2021
French Open – quarterfinalist in 2011
Wimbledon – made it to the third round in 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
US Open – made it to the fourth round in 2015

Doubles:

Australian Open – won in 2015
French Open – semi-finalist in 2015
Wimbledon – made it to the second round in 2014
US Open – semi-finalist in 2011

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Fabio Fognini RECORDS

Fabio Fognini Titles & Finals

Singles & Doubles

Year
Tournament
Opponent
Score

Fabio Fognini Ranking History

Fabio Fognini Stats

Singles Service Record
Aces 2,237
Double Faults 2,691
1st Serve 59%
1st Serve Points Won 68%
2nd Serve Points Won 48%
Break Points Faced 5,418
Break Points Saved 57%
Service Games Played 8,306
Service Games Won 72%
Total Service Points Won 60%
Singles Return Record
1st Serve Return Points Won 32%
2nd Serve Return Points Won 51%
Break Points Opportunities 5,264
Break Points Converted 43%
Return Games Played 8,369
Return Games Won 27%
Return Points Won 39%
Total Points Won 50%

Fabio Fognini Activity

Fabio Fognini POINTS Breakdown

Ranking Points YTD W/L YTD Titles YTD Prize Money
32 1,744 21 - 20 0 $1,042,782

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2020.01.20 Australian Open R16 180 2022.01.31
2021.06.28 Wimbledon R32 90 2022.07.11
2021.05.31 Roland Garros R32 90 2022.06.13

ATP Masters 1000

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2019.04.15 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo W 500 2022.04.18
2019.10.07 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai QF 180 2021.10.18
2019.08.05 ATP Masters 1000 Canada QF 90 2022.08.08
2021.08.16 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati R32 45 2022.08.22
2019.05.06 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid R16 45 2022.05.09
2019.03.18 ATP Masters 1000 Miami R32 23 2022.04.04
2019.10.28 ATP Masters 1000 Paris R32 10 2021.11.01

ATP Tour 500

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2019.09.30 Beijing QF 90 2021.10.04
2021.06.14 London / Queen's Club R16 45 2022.06.20
2021.03.15 Acapulco R16 45 2022.03.21
2019.10.21 Basel R16 45 2021.10.25
2020.09.21 Hamburg R16 23 2022.07.18

Best Of Other Countable Tournaments

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2021.02.01 ATP Cup F 180 2022.02.07
2019.07.29 Los Cabos QF 23 2022.08.01
2021.05.17 Geneva R16 20 2022.05.23
2021.01.04 Antalya R16 20 2022.01.17

Non-Countable Tournaments

Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
2021.08.30 US Open R128 10 2022.09.12
2021.05.10 ATP Masters 1000 Rome R64 10 2022.05.16
2019.03.04 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells R64 5 2021.10.18
2020.09.07 Kitzbuhel R16 0 2022.08.01
2019.07.15 Umag R16 0 2022.07.18
2021.07.12 Bastad R16 0 2022.07.18
2021.04.19 Barcelona R32 0 2022.04.25
2019.04.08 Marrakech R32 0 2022.04.11
2021.04.05 Marbella R16 0 2022.04.11
2020.02.24 Dubai R32 0 2022.02.28
2020.02.10 Rotterdam R32 0 2022.02.14
2020.01.13 Auckland R16 0 2022.01.17
2019.10.14 Stockholm R16 0 2021.10.18
2019.09.16 Laver Cup RR 0 2021.09.20

Fabio Fognini News

Mar 26, 2022
The Australian wild card defeated Andrey Rublev, the fifth seed, 6-3, 6-0, to advance to the third round of the competition.
Mar 24, 2022
From the time he turned professional in 2009 to 2013, Federico Delbonis won five Challenger and Futures titles.
Mar 22, 2022
The 29-year-old hasn't tasted a lot of success in those years; after all, he's only won the 1 singles title and no doubles titles.
Mar 21, 2022
Fognini’s game-play is best suited to red clay courts, which is where he has tasted most of his success.
Mar 15, 2022
Busta participated in his first-ever grand slam tournament when he was a qualifier at the 2013 French Open.