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Fabio Fognini: The Most Interesting Tennis Player in the World

Johnny Groove
05-27-2011, 01:28 AM
What a legend this guy is. Complains left and right, tanks matches when he feels, and on rare occasions, actually plays to his full potential.

He is wanted in 30 countries.......Mostly for his headshots.

Women want him......Men....want to punch him in the face.

He makes Lopez look ugly.

He has more hair gel deals than Verdasco.

He is...The Most Interesting Tennis Player in the World.

He doesn't always play tennis, but when he does, he prefers clay. Stay muggy, my friends.

http://elenasc.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/16fabio-fognini.jpg

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slideshows/938/slideshow_93880/display_image.jpg?x=371508

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0gds4Zs2PBdGP/350x.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110413/capt.6129a134a0ca4fee8d2745891d1009f5-6129a134a0ca4fee8d2745891d1009f5-0.jpg?x=400&y=247&q=85&sig=iYpZkjoW29L8p4vG1BGtfQ--

Nole Rules
05-27-2011, 01:36 AM
And you forgot to mention that he called Berdo shitman.:lol:

Johnny Groove
05-27-2011, 01:38 AM
And you forgot to mention that he called Berdo shitman.:lol:

Did he really? :spit:

The legend grows :bowdown:

out_here_grindin
05-27-2011, 01:46 AM
I have always liked him. The quarterfinal run here will open some eyes.

Javier Bardem
05-27-2011, 01:50 AM
Haha he also called Robredo a piece of shit when he refused to shake his hand earlier this year

Roddickominator
05-27-2011, 02:01 AM
Any man that publicly insults Robredo is a true hero and legend of the game.

yesh222
05-27-2011, 02:21 AM
I love Fognini. Sometimes I feel like he tries to piss off the crowd just to pump himself up. And he says what he thinks when he thinks it. And that epic match against Monfils, the French crowd, and the tournament officials last year makes him hard not to love.

Orka_n
05-27-2011, 03:16 AM
I've actually seen this man in the flesh. :rocker2:

Fabio coined the expression Man of Shit, and that he should get credit for. But he's really a huge clown.

Sham Kay
05-27-2011, 03:34 AM
The greatness in the man lies in his ability to put his heart and soul into p!ssing off everyone within earshot, rather than wasting his energies on developing his obviously huge potential.

Ibracadabra
05-27-2011, 03:48 AM
Fabio fognini

The man of shit story.

I'd buy that for a dollar

Roddickominator
05-27-2011, 03:50 AM
Sounds like he needs to play some doubles with Koellerer.

TheBaker
05-27-2011, 03:52 AM
He doesn't always insult people in Spanish, but when he does, he invents awesome new words.

tennisfan856
05-27-2011, 04:24 AM
For every 10 tennis players, there's one fabio fognini

quiron
05-27-2011, 04:30 AM
Fabio Mugnini

Arkulari
05-27-2011, 04:48 AM
ktHO5ZDMNuc

Hombre de mierda :worship:

v-money
05-27-2011, 04:56 AM
The Fog knows that he's kind of a big deal, that's why he has that strut on court. Legend in the making.

straitup
05-27-2011, 05:00 AM
Fabio's the man :rocker2:. The most interesting man in the world is racing through the draw

Pirata.
05-27-2011, 05:52 AM
He makes Lopez look ugly.

He has more hair gel deals than Verdasco.

:haha:

What a stud this Fognini
http://www.fabiofognini.it/images/atomicongallery/Servizio%20fotografico%202009/12831_1270629212043_1419240757_30784528_5961516_n. jpg
http://www.fabiofognini.it/images/atomicongallery/Servizio%20fotografico%202009/12831_1270618691780_1419240757_30784500_683158_n.j pg

Did you hear that? That was the sound of millions of women's panties dropping around the world :hearts:

n8
05-27-2011, 06:18 AM
Yeshayahu writes about FF in his round two recap.

Fabio Fognini (pictured) looked absolutely dominant in taking out Round 1 hero Stephane Robert...

http://thebigtip.com.au/tennis/french-open-round-2-recap-loaded-lineup-friday

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 06:24 AM
He has more hair gel deals than Verdasco.

Now that is just outright shit.

abraxas21
05-27-2011, 06:56 AM
italian stallion

http://www.acquistagabri.it/Tennisti_Italiani/FOGNINI/thFOGNINI.JPG

fast_clay
05-27-2011, 07:01 AM
Now that is just outright shit.

yes totally over the top pulp shite statement

Getta
05-27-2011, 07:11 AM
Fabio is not a bellend with a punchable face.

Julio
05-27-2011, 07:13 AM
He is "hot" but is he interesting ? If i was a girl, i would prefer a guy like Stepanek.

Getta
05-27-2011, 07:14 AM
i prefer Xavier.

A_Skywalker
05-27-2011, 07:53 AM
He is "hot" but is he interesting ? If i was a girl, i would prefer a guy like Stepanek.

Good choice, Stepanek is the man :rocker2:

Lana87
05-27-2011, 07:55 AM
He is "hot" but is he interesting ? If i was a girl, i would prefer a guy like Stepanek.
uhm... you must be into sado-mazo ha?

As for Fabio, definitely not my type. I totally agree with Shambritfan's post.

Allez
05-27-2011, 08:07 AM
:rolleyes:

oneandonlyhsn
05-27-2011, 08:39 AM
Fabio is God, he has the game, and attitude to die for. i love him

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 08:45 AM
Lets hope Fabio realises some potential and gets through GGL today, the thing with Fabio is that you never know. Today is the day he may decide to play like total crap (I mean this guy lost to Del Bonis in Madrid qualifying FFS)

Chris Kuerten
05-27-2011, 08:48 AM
If he actually starts caring about tennis he will be a top 10 player :worship:

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 08:53 AM
If he actually starts caring about tennis he will be a top 10 player :worship:

You're smoking funny stuff with that comment. The Fog is entertaining, crazy, a bit silly, likes to tank now and then but he's not top 10 potential.

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 09:01 AM
He can be a top 20 player though I think. he is still just 24 and around the top 50, so many players like this have the chance to break in the top 20 at some point if they get their game together for 6 months or more. Fognini has decent results on grass and hard courts too so has the chance.

Nathaliia
05-27-2011, 09:32 AM
I don't know why he wouldn't be top 10 if he wanted; these days anyone with a bit of good will enters it.

Fabio is too focused on his physical appearance though.

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 09:36 AM
Thats true, some of the recent top 10 players are hardly more talented than Fabio.

abraxas21
05-27-2011, 09:40 AM
Fabio is too focused on his physical appearance though.

that didnt stop verdasco from getting there, though.

but im curious what makes you think that as apparently the OP and others think the same. does he have a history of appearing in magazines and shows? i know little about the fog. in fact, i didn't care at all about him until he called boredo "the shitman". in any case, from what i've seen, i hardly think he's got the potential to enter the top 10. even for the standards of the current era, i think i'd be a bit surprised if he ever gets to the top 20.

Nathaliia
05-27-2011, 09:45 AM
i don't think his name is big enough to appear on shows, but you can recognize a vain boy loving his looks very briefly, they just have this vibe ;) not every handsome player (or a handsome man, in general) has it

don't you see these "i'm divine" pics? :D

verdasco got to top 10 because these days it looks like it does, that's why i think fognini can get there without a major problem too :)

Navratil
05-27-2011, 09:51 AM
You mix up beautiful and interesting :D

KaiserT
05-27-2011, 10:09 AM
He's entertaining on court that's for sure.

But as a person I doubt 'interesting' is the correct description. Fairly sure he's an arrogant, self-involved, vacuous moron.... but I could be wrong. :lol:

vn01
05-27-2011, 11:24 AM
FoGOAT :worship:

ExcaliburII
05-27-2011, 11:33 AM
He has an insane record this year. Before RG, only 28% of his matches have been decided in straights. Thats the Fognini trademark, tanking sets all over the world. Most of his matches are seen as 50/50 depending if Fabio shows up or not

dombrfc
05-27-2011, 01:25 PM
He's a prick.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-27-2011, 01:56 PM
Most interesting?? hahaha what a joke. Only for you.

The Magician
05-27-2011, 02:01 PM
Now that Giraldo is out it's gonna be tough to stop the Fog at RG :yeah: Making Great Grass Lord look like an amateur out there and he will eat Montanes alive next round. From there it gets a little tougher but his draw is pretty kind. About time Italy had a new RG champ :aparty:

asmazif
05-27-2011, 02:01 PM
Well obviously :worship:

Johnny Groove
05-27-2011, 03:06 PM
GGL never had a chance.

The Fog oftentimes throws sets away.....just to make sure the crowd gets their money's worth.

He once DIDN'T look at himself in a mirror for a whole day.....just to see how it feels.

"I don't always call people shit, but when I do, I prefer Robredo. Stay fucking, my friends."

Johnny Groove
05-27-2011, 03:15 PM
I've actually seen this man in the flesh. :rocker2:

Fabio coined the expression Man of Shit, and that he should get credit for. But he's really a huge clown.

A clown, maybe.

A mug, perhaps.

A legend, without a doubt.

The greatness in the man lies in his ability to put his heart and soul into p!ssing off everyone within earshot, rather than wasting his energies on developing his obviously huge potential.

Fognini is a man who has truly figured life out.

Sounds like he needs to play some doubles with Koellerer.

Well now this is something we simply cannot have. The two of them playing doubles on the same court would soil many a female's panties.

He doesn't always insult people in Spanish, but when he does, he invents awesome new words.

:yeah:

For every 10 tennis players, there's one fabio fognini

:yeah:

:haha:

What a stud this Fognini
http://www.fabiofognini.it/images/atomicongallery/Servizio%20fotografico%202009/12831_1270629212043_1419240757_30784528_5961516_n. jpg
http://www.fabiofognini.it/images/atomicongallery/Servizio%20fotografico%202009/12831_1270618691780_1419240757_30784500_683158_n.j pg

Did you hear that? That was the sound of millions of women's panties dropping around the world :hearts:

This woman speaks the truth.

If he actually starts caring about tennis he will be a top 10 player :worship:

Without a doubt.

He's entertaining on court that's for sure.

But as a person I doubt 'interesting' is the correct description. Fairly sure he's an arrogant, self-involved, vacuous moron.... but I could be wrong. :lol:

All the qualities of a true legend.

He has an insane record this year. Before RG, only 28% of his matches have been decided in straights. Thats the Fognini trademark, tanking sets all over the world. Most of his matches are seen as 50/50 depending if Fabio shows up or not

What a champion. Making sure the crowd always gets its money's worth and keeping the tension always high in his matches.

that didnt stop verdasco from getting there, though.

but im curious what makes you think that as apparently the OP and others think the same. does he have a history of appearing in magazines and shows? i know little about the fog. in fact, i didn't care at all about him until he called boredo "the shitman". in any case, from what i've seen, i hardly think he's got the potential to enter the top 10. even for the standards of the current era, i think i'd be a bit surprised if he ever gets to the top 20.

The Fog is a legend. His exploits are well documented. As for top 20, or even top 10, if he wants to, he will.

i don't think his name is big enough to appear on shows, but you can recognize a vain boy loving his looks very briefly, they just have this vibe ;) not every handsome player (or a handsome man, in general) has it

don't you see these "i'm divine" pics? :D

verdasco got to top 10 because these days it looks like it does, that's why i think fognini can get there without a major problem too :)

Should Fognini get to top 10 or 20, his star will rise exponentially. And that day, all will know the full legend of The Fog.

TheBaker
05-27-2011, 03:27 PM
He once played a match without tanking a set, just to see how it feels.

Chris Kuerten
05-27-2011, 04:20 PM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01EQ3IW30Q4In/x610.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05mFc7d0qzaoi/x610.jpg
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0edy5SR7Ct8Nj/x610.jpg

Riosreigned
05-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Nice rare one on one interview with The Fog. He tried and did it in English...

http://www.tennis-prose.com/articles/biofile-with-fabio-fognini/

straitup
05-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Last book read was about a dog? :lol:

ossie
05-27-2011, 05:04 PM
mug

Sapeod
05-27-2011, 05:36 PM
I have always liked him. The quarterfinal run here will open some eyes.
He's not in the quarter-final yet :rolleyes: He still has to face Montanes.

What's with this thread? He's not that great. He's a solid 25-30 player if he puts the effort in all the time, which he doesn't almost 90% of the time. What's so great about that?

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 05:42 PM
Because he is an inspiration unlike Mugray!

Johnny Groove
05-27-2011, 05:46 PM
He's not in the quarter-final yet :rolleyes: He still has to face Montanes.

What's with this thread? He's not that great. He's a solid 25-30 player if he puts the effort in all the time, which he doesn't almost 90% of the time. What's so great about that?

There is more to tennis than just results and ranking.

Sapeod
05-27-2011, 06:12 PM
Because he is an inspiration unlike Mugray!
I doubt people would go to see Fognini than Murray. Also, Murray is no.4 and is an inspiration to a lot of people around the world. Fognini....no.

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 06:18 PM
An inspiration to clowns, maybe. When he gets his hair sorted out, I'll listen :D

Henry Chinaski
05-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Impressive eyebrows

abraxas21
05-27-2011, 07:16 PM
I kind of like the fog but i do feel this thread is trying way too hard to become a classic. doesnt work that way

yesh222
05-27-2011, 08:09 PM
I doubt people would go to see Fognini than Murray. Also, Murray is no.4 and is an inspiration to a lot of people around the world. Fognini....no.

First of all, I would go watch Fognini over almost anyone. The man just has hilarious potential that I would never want to miss. I might even consider cursing at him just to see what kind of amazing reaction it gets.

Second, to the earlier quote that one out of every 10 ATP players is a Fognini, I disagree. Some might be like Fognini, but very few actually reach Fognini's level of ridiculous amusement.

Also, it's great because of the one British commentator (don't know his name, sorry) who pronounces his name "Fog-nin-ee" (pronounces the g and the short I sound in the second syllable).

Sapeod
05-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Fognini is very entertaining, but this thread exaggerates how great he is to watch.

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 08:36 PM
I kind of like the fog but i do feel this thread is trying way too hard to become a classic. doesnt work that way

Has to evolve organically. How else did King Hernandez get all that love?

Chris Kuerten
05-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Has to evolve organically. How else did King Hernandez get all that love?I think a lot of people feel this way about Fognini, but it doesn't get said very often.

And yes, this thread tries too hard, but it's all in good fun.

Action Jackson
05-27-2011, 08:43 PM
I think a lot of people feel this way about Fognini, but it doesn't get said very often.

And yes, this thread tries too hard, but it's all in good fun.

The Fog is entertaining in many different ways, most not very conventional but that helps him.

Arkulari
05-27-2011, 08:48 PM
This is better than the Brandwagon anyway :shrug:
Can become a classic over time.

Bilbo
05-27-2011, 09:39 PM
i prefer Xavier.

that fatty?

GugaF1
05-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Fognini is crazy man, he is an artist, when he plays is like 90% emotion and 10% reasoning, he is at his best when things get messy he is not one to follow tatical plans very mcuh. when he is detached from a match he is a mug of the highest caliber, but when he gets involved by whatever reason he just gets a lot better.

Filo V.
05-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Fabio is cool dude and he's actually soft spoken off the court. I love his game and flair. Never really know what to expect, which makes him that much more interesting.

mystic ice cube
05-27-2011, 10:51 PM
Kind of looks like Tupac, minus the hair.

TMJordan
05-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Where was this thread years ago? Damn gloryhunters.

Pirata.
05-28-2011, 12:33 AM
This is better than the Brandwagon anyway :shrug:
Can become a classic over time.

Oh man, the Brandwagon. Whatever happened to Serenidad anyway? Went back to WTA World?

straitup
05-28-2011, 03:45 AM
Let's just make sure everyone knows this is based off the following set of commercials :p :

U18VkI0uDxE

People taking this thread too seriously need to lighten up a little

octatennis
05-28-2011, 04:30 AM
the guy has the best sponsors even though he doesnt give a shit about the game.

Johnny Groove
05-28-2011, 02:35 PM
Has to evolve organically. How else did King Hernandez get all that love?

This is better than the Brandwagon anyway :shrug:
Can become a classic over time.

Exactly.

Not even Fabio can build Rome in a day.

marquez
05-28-2011, 03:34 PM
concentrate on di mauro

he is the real legend

Shirogane
05-29-2011, 01:44 PM
The French are loving the Fog, and so am I.

Orka_n
05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
Fognini you are a huge mug, but I gotta admit... you are interesting.

Ukyo
05-29-2011, 02:04 PM
Fognini you are a huge mug, but I gotta admit... you are interesting.To shrinks.

Orka_n
05-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Zeh Fogg calling MTO at 6*-7 15-30 down :haha: What a legend.

dombrfc
05-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Idiot.

LawrenceOfTennis
05-29-2011, 02:09 PM
Idiot.

kinda

Getta
05-29-2011, 02:34 PM
Fabio is not a bellend with a punchable face.

i was wrong.

Orka_n
05-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Holy crap. I gotta say the timing of Groove to start this thread before the Fog's epic encounter with Montañes... well it doesn't get better than this. That match was just... I can't even describe it.

fabolous
05-29-2011, 02:38 PM
this thread is fully justified now.

cobalt60
05-29-2011, 02:39 PM
Holy crap. I gotta say the timing of Groove to start this thread before the Fog's epic encounter with Montañes... well it doesn't get better than this. That match was just... I can't even describe it.

Indescribable. And to think Nole vs JM was a 3rd round match. :p The gods must be crazy.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 02:40 PM
Apparently the quota for an interesting player on this site is to be crap/baseliner/lack of flair,creativity/choke match/lack a game plan or point construction/dress like twit without sophistication/be foreign/ and have a stupid name.

get a clue. all of you

dombrfc
05-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Apparently the quota for an interesting player on this site is to be crap/baseliner/lack of flair,creativity/choke match/lack a game plan or point construction/dress like twit without sophistication/be foreign/ and have a stupid name.

get a clue. all of you

Welcome to MTF.

Usual suspects in the thread too.

emotion
05-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Interesting? Maybe. But that was blatant cheating, he robbed someone of a Slam quarterfinal, and he clearly has no respect for the game or his opponent

MaxPower
05-29-2011, 02:47 PM
It is enough on this forum anyway about the top5 players and especially Rafa/Nole. Let Fognini have his time in the spotlight. Truly the most interesting tennis player. At least today

barbadosan
05-29-2011, 02:48 PM
What a legend this guy is. Complains left and right, tanks matches when he feels, and on rare occasions, actually plays to his full potential.

He is wanted in 30 countries.......Mostly for his headshots.

Women want him......Men....want to punch him in the face.

He makes Lopez look ugly.

He has more hair gel deals than Verdasco.

He is...The Most Interesting Tennis Player in the World.

He doesn't always play tennis, but when he does, he prefers clay. Stay muggy, my friends.



JohnnyGroove :worship::worship:

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 02:49 PM
The fact that cheaters who lacks etiquette and respect and if they played another sport i.e rugby they would be in hosipital is "interesting" speaks volumes about posters here.

its trashy and sad. Fognini's one dimensional game along with his outisde court antics dont draw my interest at all. Prefer to watch two pure shotmakers battle it out on Chatrier (federer & Wawrinka) one of the best stadiums in the world in front of thousands of people.

Mungo
05-29-2011, 02:49 PM
My guess is a 48 euro, at least. From Fabiomerda to Footnini. Fabio :worship:

Libertango
05-29-2011, 02:53 PM
...be foreign/ and have a stupid name.

get a clue. all of you

foreign to whom/what? It's not a stupid name, it's an Italian name...

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Zeh Fogg calling MTO at 6*-7 15-30 down :haha: What a legend.

yea sure :tape:

Fognini you are a huge mug, but I gotta admit... you are interesting.

being a mug does not equal interest. are unforced errors interesting? no they are not

Exactly.

Not even Fabio can build Rome in a day.

no shit

Fognini is crazy man, he is an artist, when he plays is like 90% emotion and 10% reasoning, he is at his best when things get messy he is not one to follow tatical plans very mcuh. when he is detached from a match he is a mug of the highest caliber, but when he gets involved by whatever reason he just gets a lot better.

Sounds like you are talking about Tommy Haas. Well i hope you are :facepalm:

Did he really? :spit:

The legend grows :bowdown:

He swore at another player. thats disgraceful esp at a top 10 player. how exciting :rolleyes:

I loath forced things like this.I can't believe some people are so willing to live in a bubble and pretend fognini being perceived as interesting can't possibly be a problem for tennis. yikes!

Voo de Mar
05-29-2011, 03:06 PM
After watching today's comedy I am disposed to agree with you Johnny :lol:

Young 8
05-29-2011, 03:07 PM
I wonder if he asked Louise Engzell cell number at the end of the match

Byrd
05-29-2011, 03:14 PM
Nice call Blaze for making this thread.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 03:21 PM
The fact that cheaters who lacks etiquette and respect and if they played another sport i.e rugby they would be in hosipital is "interesting" speaks volumes about posters here.

its trashy and sad. Fognini's one dimensional game along with his outisde court antics dont draw my interest at all. Prefer to watch two pure shotmakers battle it out on Chatrier (federer & Wawrinka) one of the best stadiums in the world in front of thousands of people.

lol at "battle it out". Is that what you call bending over?

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 03:40 PM
Holy crap. I gotta say the timing of Groove to start this thread before the Fog's epic encounter with Montañes... well it doesn't get better than this. That match was just... I can't even describe it.

this thread is fully justified now.

JohnnyGroove :worship::worship:

After watching today's comedy I am disposed to agree with you Johnny :lol:

Nice call Blaze for making this thread.

Thank you, thank you.

But the real congratulations belong to the Great Fognini.

What a legendary match and man today, absolute legend. Nothing more needs to be said.

Apparently the quota for an interesting player on this site is to be crap/baseliner/lack of flair,creativity/choke match/lack a game plan or point construction/dress like twit without sophistication/be foreign/ and have a stupid name.

get a clue. all of you

Welcome to MTF.

Usual suspects in the thread too.

Have a drink and a laugh, you mugs. Lighten up.

Jimnik
05-29-2011, 03:44 PM
Like Koellerer only better.

The Magician
05-29-2011, 03:56 PM
Last years comedy with Mugfils was still better imo but after having the best match of the tournament 2 years in a row, you gotta give it up for the Fog. This is how MTF legends are born :worship:

mystic ice cube
05-29-2011, 04:08 PM
lol, this is a great thread, anyone who hasn't read it throughout should do.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 04:13 PM
"Fognini saves 5 match points and scores an epic win over Montanes"

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/ATP-Roland-Garros--Fognini-saves-5-match-points-and-scores-an-epic-win-over-Montanes-articolo659.html

What a king this guy is.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 04:18 PM
How many words do these pictures speak?

http://www.daylife.com/topic/Fabio_Fognini/photos/1/grid?__site=daylife

heya
05-29-2011, 04:56 PM
why not a top 10 rank? there are losers in the top 10 who never played since 6 weeks ago.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 05:28 PM
Fabio will now move up to about 30th in the rankings.

Luckily the world will know more about this legend with this higher rank, more direct entry in ATP events.

If he gives a shit, that is.

Orka_n
05-29-2011, 07:40 PM
I won't bother if you're going to deliberately be a moron. Have fun jerking off in the dark, you partisan hack.Why are you even here, mr. "I-only-support-winners"? Go back to following the top 3, bandwagoner.

Pirata.
05-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Last years comedy with Mugfils was still better imo but after having the best match of the tournament 2 years in a row, you gotta give it up for the Fog. This is how MTF legends are born :worship:

:worship:

Only the Fog, my friends. Only the Fog.

Pirata.
05-29-2011, 07:57 PM
How many words do these pictures speak?

http://www.daylife.com/topic/Fabio_Fognini/photos/1/grid?__site=daylife

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0aTTeQ1dq8bPv/610x.jpg

Too good.

Orka_n
05-29-2011, 08:02 PM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0aTTeQ1dq8bPv/610x.jpg

Too good.I know, I loved it so I made it my avatar. What a man.

Ibracadabra
05-29-2011, 08:03 PM
The fog was a legend long before his mugfils match

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 08:11 PM
I don't always call for a medical timeout, but when I do, I prefer at 6-7, 15-30 in the fifth between my own first and 2nd serves.

Stay cramping, my friends. :drink: :drink:

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Seed for Wimbledon?

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Unlikely. Unless he beats Djokovic or gets a WC to Halle/Queens.

He is playing Eastbourne after RG.

Nole Rules
05-29-2011, 08:32 PM
Love the guy really. If the Fog takes tennis seriously he will be easily top 20 for sure.:rocker2:
But i really love his "I don't give a damn" attitude.:inlove:

scarecrows
05-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Unlikely. Unless he beats Djokovic or gets a WC to Halle/Queens.

He is playing Eastbourne after RG.

there can always be some withdrawals in the top 32

Nole Rules
05-29-2011, 08:38 PM
Hitting SICK winners of both wings without even moving.:worship:
He is really talented.

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 08:50 PM
there can always be some withdrawals in the top 32

This is true. But what is Fognini's adjusted grass ranking?

It is possible.

scarecrows
05-29-2011, 09:06 PM
he made R3 last year so it's not that bad

Ibracadabra
05-29-2011, 09:09 PM
Didn't he beat fiasco round 1?

scarecrows
05-29-2011, 10:45 PM
Fiasco and Russell coming back from 0-2 in both matches

fast_clay
05-29-2011, 10:51 PM
you cant outfog the master... sorry

Ibracadabra
05-29-2011, 11:36 PM
Fiasco and Russell coming back from 0-2 in both matches

Routine encounters.

read label
05-30-2011, 12:28 AM
Is the question not The most interesting TENNIS player?

So as a tennis player he has to win something big to make him
interesting:rolleyes:
There is Del Potro, Nole, Nadal even Federer,
retired Marat Safin we still follow, good looks are not enough.

Yes he is very good looking, plays good game, so? many others do:confused:
We do not know how he will play from one match to other, does this make him interesting,
or disappointing:rolleyes:

n8
05-30-2011, 12:45 AM
Fabio Fognini: Gamesmanship or Just Great Game?

http://thebigtip.com.au/tennis/fabio-fognini-gamesmanship-or-just-great-game

Article by Yeshayahu.

alfonsojose
05-30-2011, 04:31 AM
I think he's great :lol: and my gaydar bleeps too ;)

Ibracadabra
05-30-2011, 04:42 AM
he is married

abraxas21
05-30-2011, 04:55 AM
lol, this is a great thread, anyone who hasn't read it throughout should do.

no, it isn't.

the more i read this thread, the more i get convinced that it sucks entirely.

Orka_n
05-30-2011, 12:46 PM
Abraxas, you know Fed's mate and Danger Ehren reacted the same way... and these are posters too high-strung for their own good. Relax mate, it's only good fun.

Getta
05-30-2011, 12:55 PM
but oddly enough the sun and clear sky don't disappoint me at all.

Elena.
05-30-2011, 01:08 PM
He has always been my fav of the Italians ,i mean at least he has a personality ,Seppi and Starace are amaebas ...

FiBeR
05-30-2011, 03:55 PM
I have always liked him. The quarterfinal run here will open some eyes.

exactly my thoughts :lol: been cheering for him for years

One time at the Buenos Aires challenger he faced Bellucci and a guy shouted "Vai Fabio" and he came back at him with a killer look like WTF? :haha: legendary

Champion number 1
05-30-2011, 10:10 PM
Just watched the match Fog-Montanes from *8-9 again. The best thing was the way Fognini acted after he won. Barely broke out a smile, just lifted his arms as if to say 'yeah, im the don' hahaha.

Montanes is the biggest mug of a top 100 player I have ever seen though, he didnt do a single drop shot in those 3 games. I mean lol, Fognini could barely walk side to side never mind try and run forwards then back again after a drop shot.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-31-2011, 12:12 AM
why not a top 10 rank? there are losers in the top 10 who never played since 6 weeks ago.

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

superstition2
05-31-2011, 06:02 AM
He's absolutely lovely to look at and the winners he hit were spectacular. The hand-wringing about Montanes makes me chuckle. "Denied him a quarterfinal!" Oh please... Montanes didn't play well enough to win, period.

http://i52.tinypic.com/20uvdac.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/24uxrg5.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/osbmo4.png

http://i56.tinypic.com/fwio34.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/5ma5no.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/21o0opi.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1znyl9f.png

superstition2
05-31-2011, 07:05 AM
A few more pix:

http://i51.tinypic.com/35dc7rb.png

http://i56.tinypic.com/122iya1.png

http://i53.tinypic.com/350a342.jpg

oranges
05-31-2011, 07:21 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/350a342.jpg

:haha: Not even Verdasco loves himself and loves posing this much

Hagar
05-31-2011, 10:48 AM
LOL. From his wikipedia page: "His novel interpretation of particular rules, including those regarding medical time-outs and foot faults, have made him a cult hero among hardcore tennis fans." and the footnote after this sentence actually refers to this topic. No kidding!!!

Voo de Mar
05-31-2011, 10:57 AM
Fognini with his disproportional body building looks like a giant among dwarfs :o

superstition2
05-31-2011, 06:03 PM
:haha: Not even Verdasco loves himself and loves posing this much
He needs to start posing without the pants. We need replacements for those terrible nude pics of Robredo and Lopez. Anyone who thinks that pic of Lopez in particular is something nice to look at needs a shrink.

Johnny Groove
07-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Fognini will return to play Davis Cup for Italy today and then Stuttgart next week.

Hopefully he has recovered from the injury from the Montanes epic from RG.

Forza!!!!

dombrfc
07-08-2011, 06:43 PM
Fognini Def. Zemlja 16 64 64 64

Action Jackson
07-08-2011, 06:43 PM
He won his match, of course there were the shouts, gesticulations and strutting.

Johnny Groove
07-08-2011, 06:54 PM
Fognini Def. Zemlja 16 64 64 64

Such a kind man. Giving Zemlja a 1-6 set to start off and give the guy hope, and keep the next 3 sets interesting.

Fognini knows how this game works.

He won his match, of course there were the shouts, gesticulations and strutting.

The women in crowd got more than their money's worth.

Pirata.
07-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Fabio :drool::worship:

schorsch
07-08-2011, 11:02 PM
http://250kb.de/u/110709/j/e23k20juoclv.jpg .......

Johnny Groove
07-11-2011, 02:21 AM
Fognini plays German WC and 1148th ranked 17 year old Robin Kern in the 1st round.

I don't always embarrass young wild cards in front of their home crowd, but when I do, I prefer Germany.

A possible pure sex matchup with Davydenko in the 2nd round. The women in Stuttgart are truly being treated this week.

james82
07-11-2011, 09:11 AM
Fognini plays German WC and 1148th ranked 17 year old Robin Kern in the 1st round.

I don't always embarrass young wild cards in front of their home crowd, but when I do, I prefer Germany.

A possible pure sex matchup with Davydenko in the 2nd round. The women in Stuttgart are truly being treated this week.


stebe will beat davydenko :cool:

Johnny Groove
07-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Fabio is into the semifinals in Umug, taking out Starace, 6-1 in the third.

Fognini plays Marin Cilic, the Croat fave in what will prove to be an epic encounter.

Orka_n
07-29-2011, 08:03 PM
The Fog to descend on Cilic. Book it.

Johnny Groove
07-29-2011, 08:57 PM
No doubt, Orka.

The true question is whether or not Fognini will play left handed or not on a few points, just to give Cilic a chance, and the Croat crowd something to cheer about.

bad gambler
07-30-2011, 12:46 AM
Haha he also called Robredo a piece of shit when he refused to shake his hand earlier this year

The Fog is a winner in my book

Johnny Groove
09-04-2011, 07:51 PM
The Fog has found his true passion in doubles, making it to the QF with Simone Bolelli at the USO.

The women in Flushing Meadows really lucked out with this doubles team.

Word is that Fognini tanked that match vs. Berdych to focus solely on doubles, and to let Tomas have some nice 3rd round points and money, knowing the Czech was injured.

This Fognini never knows when to stop giving. What a philanthropist.

Pirata.
09-04-2011, 10:39 PM
What a legend this Fognini :worship:

asmazif
09-04-2011, 10:42 PM
Too good.

superandy88
04-28-2012, 08:43 PM
First ATP final for the Fog. :worship:

Nole Rules
04-28-2012, 08:52 PM
I consider myself very lucky to wittness his greatness.

Nole Rules
04-28-2012, 08:53 PM
The Fog is unbeatable when he cares.

Action Jackson
04-29-2012, 11:49 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/04/17/Bucharest-Saturday-Fabio-Fognini-Q-And-A.aspx

Fabio Fognini advanced to his first ATP World Tour final Saturday in Bucharest, dismissing Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs 6-3, 6-1 to end a five-match losing streak in tour-level semi-finals.

As part of ATPWorldTour.com’s new Q&A series, Fognini discusses his success on clay, his favourite Italian dish and what he would talk about with idol Valentino Rossi.

Last year, you reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals. Now, your first ATP World Tour final has come on clay. Why does your game suit this surface so well?

I grew up on clay. I’m Italian, so I played most of my matches as a junior on clay courts. The good results in my career have mainly been on clay for the moment. Last year in Paris, I played an incredible match with Albert Montanes. Unfortunately I couldn’t play in the quarter-finals against the No. 1 player, but it was still a special tournament. We will see what happens this year.

What goals have you set for this season after your success in 2011?

My first goal is to stay healthy right now. I’ve had some injuries. I stopped for two and a half months this year. My second is to keep working hard every day. This is my first final in Bucharest, so I’m very happy.

Which players on tour do you like to hang out with?

All the Italian players. Potito Starace, Filippo Volandri, everybody from Italy. They are all friendly. Also, I feel comfortable with the Spanish guys, because I live in Barcelona. And Novak Djokovic. We are the same age and I respect him a lot.

What is your favourite Italian meal? Can you cook it by yourself?

Pasta al tonno. I can cook it myself. When I am home in Spain, I have to do it, because otherwise, I have to go to the restaurant every night. I don’t like that.

If you were to meet Valentino Rossi, what would you talk about?

I’d talk about everything. I am a big fan of him because he is an incredible guy, making history in motocross. He is also a supporter of Internazionale so maybe we’d discuss football.

Do you have any ambitions to ride motorcycles in the future?

I was joking one time that this is my sport because I am crazy, haha. I like bikes, but it’s not easy to ride motorcycles because you’re going so fast. I like motocross. It’s a good sport, but I’ve never tried it.

Action Jackson
05-25-2012, 06:38 PM
http://m.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Roland-Garros-Wimbledon-2012/Fabio-Fognini.aspx


Understanding Fabio
DEUCE
by Robert Davis | 24.05.2012


With good looks and a certain swagger, Fabio Fognini comes across as confident - maybe even cocky at times. But those who know him best will tell you there's more to the Italian than meets the eye.

Fabio Fognini has just about everything an Italian man could hope for: good looks, new car, house by the Mediterranean Sea and a stunning model girlfriend. By all accounts he is living the dream. Everyone knows that in Italy looking good is just as important as being good. And for a long time Fabio Fognini looked great. From the day he first picked up a tennis racquet at the age of four, Fabio has impressed everyone who has ever seen him stroke a tennis ball.

Nobody ever said that it was going to be easy, and so the journey on the ATP World Tour for Fabio Fognini has been filled with just as many valleys as peaks. But last year, the Italian reached out to one of Spain’s most respected tennis coaches, Jose Perlas, for help. It did not take long for heads in the tennis industry to start nodding in the affirmative.

“If you don’t know Fabio very well, you want to strangle him”
“It is very simple. Fabio went to Jose because he wants to improve,” says coach Claudio Pistolesi. “He knew that he had some holes in his game, and that he is obviously very far from his best. That is why he chose Jose.”

“It was not his talent that impressed me,” admits Perlas. “The ATP is full of mucho mucho talento. What impresses me about Fabio is how much he suffers for it. That is where my attraction to him as a tennis player begins and ends. I have known him for a long time, since he was with Oscar Serrano. After observing him, I realised that this boy really wants to be great.”

To the casual observer, the last thing Fabio Fognini appears to do on a tennis court is suffer.

Watch him hit a forehand during a third set tie-break. With little bend in the legs, minimal backswing and almost no shoulder or hip rotation, his forehand drive looks more like an annoyed swat than a stroke under pressure. Whether it goes in, out or under the net, Fognini looks as if he would just as rather be relaxing on the beach.

If only his father could be so lucky.

“There are times I cannot watch my son when he is on the tennis court,” says Fabio’s father, Fulvio Fognini. “One second he is up. One second he is down. You cannot imagine what I go through when Fabio plays tennis.”

“The most important thing in Fabio’s life is his father,” says coach Ricardo Piatti. “His father put so much of his energy into Fabio. He loves Fabio so much and he loves tennis. He is a traditional Italian father, very emotional. And that Fabio is doing well on the ATP makes him very proud.”

Quite possibly, Fabio Fognini has the slowest walk known to man.

“If you don’t know Fabio very well, you want to strangle him,” laughs Pistolesi. “But I know him very well and I guarantee you he is a great person. Very sincere and kindhearted. What some people might call an attitude is actually coming from his shyness. And the walk. Well, that is very Italian. At least it has style.”

For someone who moves so slow between points, Fognini is awfully quick during the point.

“He reads the game like a book,” says Perlas. “His anticipation of where the ball is going next is something special. He does not have to be always on the run. When it is time to run he is very explosive.”

“What some people might call an attitude is actually coming from his shyness”
The challenge for the 24-year-old Italian has never been getting to the ball or even hitting the ball, it has been about managing the momentum of the match. That is one of the primary reasons that Fognini went to Perlas.

At the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Fognini sits down with DEUCE to talk about his recent history at Roland Garros and what Coach Perlas brings to the table. With thick dark eyebrows, high cheekbones and a hard cut chin framed by a neatly trimmed, jet black goatee Fabio Fognini could easily pass for a leading actor in a Sergio Leone film.

That the 2010 second round match became a drama at all was a shock. Gael Monfils was in cruise control on Court Phillip Chartrier, leading Fognini by two sets to none and up a break at 4-1. When the match was eventually halted at 5-5 in the fifth because of darkness, it seemed as if all those watching were witnesses to some kind of surreal gladiatorial battle.

When they returned the next day, the tension had dropped just slightly, but if you listened closely enough you could almost hear the theme song from 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' when Fognini entered the court.

“This match was just incredible,” recalls Fognini. “I don’t know how I won. What can I say?”

Fognini attempts a smile. It is not a proud smile, but more of an apologetic smile. He lowers his head and waits for the next question.

I ask him about the following year’s fourth round match versus Albert Montanes in which he saved two match points in the fifth set and played the final five games with a leg injury.

“I really don’t have any answers,” Fognini says. “Except, maybe I made some forehand winners on a couple of big points.”

That is certainly an understatement. Spend some time getting to know Fabio Fognini and the phrase paradigm shift might come to mind.

“It is easy to confuse him,” says Perlas. “He is not so confident with people he does not know very well. He can get a little paralysed. But if he is comfortable with you he is very funny and loves to joke. He is very kind to people.”

“Fabio is a kind boy,” says the elder Fognini. “But yes, I admit that a person might not think so if they do not know him. He is very timid.”

When I ask him about the coaching change to Perlas, Fognini livens up, a big smile spreads across his face. Fognini is happy to talk about someone other than himself.

“What impresses me about Fabio is how much he suffers for it”
“I am lucky to have Jose,” says Fognini. “I am trying my best to learn all that he can teach me. Jose brings so much experience with great players. He is the best one who can help me raise my level. If he gives me the game plan, I feel that I have the game to execute his tactics. I trust him.”

When asked the question, “Has tennis given you more or have you given tennis more?” he takes a minute to think it over.

“Until two or three years ago, I would say that tennis had given me more,” Fognini replies. “But the last couple of years, I feel like I have tried to give my best to tennis. The results were not coming so much, but maybe that is what I must accept. Let us say that there were times in the past when I gave 100 per cent on the court, but I was not 100 per cent focused on tennis off the court.”

“People always talk about talented tennis players,” says Perlas. “But you have to combine talent not just with hard work, but with high quality of work. The level of tennis at the top is very high. It takes a lot of self-motivation from the player on and off the court. Fabio does want to be a great player. He may not look like it and people might not think so, but I read it in him. And it is crystal clear.”

Nole Rules
05-25-2012, 06:52 PM
http://m.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Roland-Garros-Wimbledon-2012/Fabio-Fognini.aspx


Understanding Fabio
DEUCE
by Robert Davis | 24.05.2012


With good looks and a certain swagger, Fabio Fognini comes across as confident - maybe even cocky at times. But those who know him best will tell you there's more to the Italian than meets the eye.

Fabio Fognini has just about everything an Italian man could hope for: good looks, new car, house by the Mediterranean Sea and a stunning model girlfriend. By all accounts he is living the dream. Everyone knows that in Italy looking good is just as important as being good. And for a long time Fabio Fognini looked great. From the day he first picked up a tennis racquet at the age of four, Fabio has impressed everyone who has ever seen him stroke a tennis ball.

Nobody ever said that it was going to be easy, and so the journey on the ATP World Tour for Fabio Fognini has been filled with just as many valleys as peaks. But last year, the Italian reached out to one of Spain’s most respected tennis coaches, Jose Perlas, for help. It did not take long for heads in the tennis industry to start nodding in the affirmative.

“If you don’t know Fabio very well, you want to strangle him”
“It is very simple. Fabio went to Jose because he wants to improve,” says coach Claudio Pistolesi. “He knew that he had some holes in his game, and that he is obviously very far from his best. That is why he chose Jose.”

“It was not his talent that impressed me,” admits Perlas. “The ATP is full of mucho mucho talento. What impresses me about Fabio is how much he suffers for it. That is where my attraction to him as a tennis player begins and ends. I have known him for a long time, since he was with Oscar Serrano. After observing him, I realised that this boy really wants to be great.”

To the casual observer, the last thing Fabio Fognini appears to do on a tennis court is suffer.

Watch him hit a forehand during a third set tie-break. With little bend in the legs, minimal backswing and almost no shoulder or hip rotation, his forehand drive looks more like an annoyed swat than a stroke under pressure. Whether it goes in, out or under the net, Fognini looks as if he would just as rather be relaxing on the beach.

If only his father could be so lucky.

“There are times I cannot watch my son when he is on the tennis court,” says Fabio’s father, Fulvio Fognini. “One second he is up. One second he is down. You cannot imagine what I go through when Fabio plays tennis.”

“The most important thing in Fabio’s life is his father,” says coach Ricardo Piatti. “His father put so much of his energy into Fabio. He loves Fabio so much and he loves tennis. He is a traditional Italian father, very emotional. And that Fabio is doing well on the ATP makes him very proud.”

Quite possibly, Fabio Fognini has the slowest walk known to man.

“If you don’t know Fabio very well, you want to strangle him,” laughs Pistolesi. “But I know him very well and I guarantee you he is a great person. Very sincere and kindhearted. What some people might call an attitude is actually coming from his shyness. And the walk. Well, that is very Italian. At least it has style.”

For someone who moves so slow between points, Fognini is awfully quick during the point.

“He reads the game like a book,” says Perlas. “His anticipation of where the ball is going next is something special. He does not have to be always on the run. When it is time to run he is very explosive.”

“What some people might call an attitude is actually coming from his shyness”
The challenge for the 24-year-old Italian has never been getting to the ball or even hitting the ball, it has been about managing the momentum of the match. That is one of the primary reasons that Fognini went to Perlas.

At the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Fognini sits down with DEUCE to talk about his recent history at Roland Garros and what Coach Perlas brings to the table. With thick dark eyebrows, high cheekbones and a hard cut chin framed by a neatly trimmed, jet black goatee Fabio Fognini could easily pass for a leading actor in a Sergio Leone film.

That the 2010 second round match became a drama at all was a shock. Gael Monfils was in cruise control on Court Phillip Chartrier, leading Fognini by two sets to none and up a break at 4-1. When the match was eventually halted at 5-5 in the fifth because of darkness, it seemed as if all those watching were witnesses to some kind of surreal gladiatorial battle.

When they returned the next day, the tension had dropped just slightly, but if you listened closely enough you could almost hear the theme song from 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' when Fognini entered the court.

“This match was just incredible,” recalls Fognini. “I don’t know how I won. What can I say?”

Fognini attempts a smile. It is not a proud smile, but more of an apologetic smile. He lowers his head and waits for the next question.

I ask him about the following year’s fourth round match versus Albert Montanes in which he saved two match points in the fifth set and played the final five games with a leg injury.

“I really don’t have any answers,” Fognini says. “Except, maybe I made some forehand winners on a couple of big points.”

That is certainly an understatement. Spend some time getting to know Fabio Fognini and the phrase paradigm shift might come to mind.

“It is easy to confuse him,” says Perlas. “He is not so confident with people he does not know very well. He can get a little paralysed. But if he is comfortable with you he is very funny and loves to joke. He is very kind to people.”

“Fabio is a kind boy,” says the elder Fognini. “But yes, I admit that a person might not think so if they do not know him. He is very timid.”

When I ask him about the coaching change to Perlas, Fognini livens up, a big smile spreads across his face. Fognini is happy to talk about someone other than himself.

“What impresses me about Fabio is how much he suffers for it”
“I am lucky to have Jose,” says Fognini. “I am trying my best to learn all that he can teach me. Jose brings so much experience with great players. He is the best one who can help me raise my level. If he gives me the game plan, I feel that I have the game to execute his tactics. I trust him.”

When asked the question, “Has tennis given you more or have you given tennis more?” he takes a minute to think it over.

“Until two or three years ago, I would say that tennis had given me more,” Fognini replies. “But the last couple of years, I feel like I have tried to give my best to tennis. The results were not coming so much, but maybe that is what I must accept. Let us say that there were times in the past when I gave 100 per cent on the court, but I was not 100 per cent focused on tennis off the court.”

“People always talk about talented tennis players,” says Perlas. “But you have to combine talent not just with hard work, but with high quality of work. The level of tennis at the top is very high. It takes a lot of self-motivation from the player on and off the court. Fabio does want to be a great player. He may not look like it and people might not think so, but I read it in him. And it is crystal clear.”

Great great article. Thanks AJ for posting it here.
I love Fabio even more now. What a guy.

Nole Rules
05-25-2012, 07:00 PM
Best of luck in RG, legend.

http://2011.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_0527_Fognini01.jpg

Allez-Ollie
05-26-2012, 09:16 PM
I've actually seen this man in the flesh. :rocker2:

Fabio coined the expression Man of Shit, and that he should get credit for. But he's really a huge clown.

I've met him too. Did an exclusive interview during Bucharest clay ATP tournament 4 years ago, well before he immortalised Robredo as a monument of excrement:D
This guy could model in Milan if he ever lost interest in playing tennis for a living. Very talented, but sadly mercurial.

Allez-Ollie
05-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Actually was 2009

asmazif
05-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Time to interesting your way through that draw. And what a draw if you're gonna do it.

Vinceremo
05-27-2012, 02:13 AM
Fabio has a very nice draw for sure, hopefully he will take advantage of it (like last year) and step it up with at least a 3R showing. Since he teamed up with Perlas I see some improvements, 'cares' more often and seems to be a lot more focused, that alone is a huge improvement for him. Still, i wouldn't be shocked at all if he bows out of the tournament against Mannarino in the first round. It's still a toss up sometimes with him.

By the way, some very nice articles in this thread. We know he's a winner off court and I personally will always root for him (of course, sometimes it's tough) but I hope he never plays the Barletta CH again, i still have nightmares with some of his matches there:facepalm:

156mphserve
05-27-2012, 02:54 AM
Fab Fog to make the quarters and give Nole a W/O again:rocker2:

Nole Rules
05-31-2012, 03:28 PM
And The Fog does it AGAIN!!!! The RG legend and MTF's hero. :worship: :worship: :rocker2:

http://mf.imdoc.fr/content/2/1/9/492190/FABIO-FOGNINI_diaporama_550.jpg

http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/ca/fullj.44765ba06ed41ed23b6818b331e46823/44765ba06ed41ed23b6818b331e46823-getty-511323988.jpg

Thanks for these epic moments, Fog. Proves once again he is the most interesting player in the world. :worship:

Action Jackson
05-31-2012, 03:35 PM
He's coming for Tsonga.

LAFEEN
11-15-2012, 04:21 PM
I've actually seen this man in the flesh.
:D:devil:You lucky bastard!

Chris Kuerten
11-15-2012, 05:14 PM
I've actually seen this man in the flesh.
:D:devil:You lucky bastard!You've seen the inside of his body :eek:?

Chris Kuerten
04-18-2013, 04:46 PM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Fabio+Fognini+ATP+Masters+Series+Monte+Carlo+6XDcH 5pG1Z2x.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Fabio+Fognini+ATP+Masters+Series+Monte+Carlo+MZGfJ RPnKpXx.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Fabio+Fognini+ATP+Masters+Series+Monte+Carlo+nuZXL mW6-vVx.jpg

First Masters QF and a new career high ranking inside of the top 30 :)

asmazif
04-18-2013, 04:47 PM
best day of the 2013 season thus far.

http://www.itftennis.com/media/129382/129382.jpg

Kyle_Johansen
04-18-2013, 06:03 PM
I envy his hair.

heya
04-18-2013, 09:08 PM
Greedy brainless Clowns were paid so much for doing nothing.

Why can't Handsomenini receive millions for just giving
an interview?

The Pro
04-18-2013, 11:26 PM
I envy his hair.

A man of the most singular appearance. :worship:

Can I have his cheekbones? :drool:

yonexforever
04-19-2013, 02:26 AM
Fognini has an attitude n on court demeanor reminiscent of Rios!
Fog waaaay better looking WITH facial hair though!

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