Roland Garros R1: Fognini def. [WC] Mannarino 6-0 7-5 6-1

Filo V.
05-27-2012, 10:56 AM
First result of the tournament!

Good match from Fabio outside of a lapse to start the second set. Clean hitting, not too many bad errors, good returning, moved well, and his body language was a lot better than it usually is.

Adrian had some chances to get into the match, being up a break in the second set and having chances to break at 1-3 in the third, but was horrible overall, played without confidence, and has no real clay court game.

If Fabio plays like this going forward, he can make potentially the R4 here for sure.

05-27-2012, 10:57 AM
About as unexpected as rain in Seattle.

Deathless Mortal
05-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Nice Sunday breakfast for Mannarino.

Action Jackson
05-27-2012, 10:59 AM
The Fog serving a bagel and breadstick, he just needed some training so had fun in set 2.

05-27-2012, 11:00 AM
Fogmeister is in his right element. The title is his for the taking.

05-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Fognini will go far again, he seems to be ready for belluci/troicki and should make r4

Chase Visa
05-27-2012, 11:25 AM
Good win Fog.

05-27-2012, 11:26 AM
Alternate thread title: Man gets lost in Fog :p

05-27-2012, 11:27 AM
His Fogness showing up for his tournament again. Hope he won't give a walk over when he reaches the quarters this time.

05-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Predictable victory for Fognini against the French man who couldn't find his best tennis yet in this first half of the year. Not so sure to affirm that Fognini will go further this year as he will find a real hard bone on Troicki or Bellucci in 2nd or Tsonga in 3rd round.

05-27-2012, 12:27 PM
Fognini will go far again, he seems to be ready for belluci/troicki and should make r4


Orange Wombat
05-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Fabio :worship:

Javier Bardem
05-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Yes! Real convincing win for Fabio

Gillouthe best
05-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Easy job for Fabio, he always gives his best in RG, very good match vs Bellucci/Troicki next. A pity for Mannarino, he needs more match practice.

05-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Mmmm doughnut!

Nole Rules
05-27-2012, 02:23 PM

05-27-2012, 02:28 PM
I love how The Fog giving a W/O to Nole in the quarters who goes on to lose to Fed can actually conceivably happen once again.

05-27-2012, 02:29 PM
Fabio :)

05-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Mannarino was just too bad...

05-27-2012, 06:45 PM
I can see Fognini winning his next match (whether it's Troicki or Bellucci) because he wants that big stage match against Tsonga. That's where the Fog thrives.

05-27-2012, 08:31 PM
Mannarino was horrendous.

It is kinda disconcerting watching the Fog actually giving a toss about a match for once though - scrambling around behind the baseline to retrieve stuff, and reacting to mistakes by focusing harder instead of tanking the next 4 or 5 games in disgust.

05-27-2012, 08:52 PM
Mannarino gave his usual 1 set of decent play