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Biofile: Fabio Fognini Interview

Status: ATP # 14. Career high ranking of 13. Won eight career ATP singles titles including three in 2018.

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 163

DOB: May 24, 1987 In: San Remo, Italy

First Tennis Memory: “I have a lot of memories in my career. When I was young I was playing tennis and football too. When I was 14 I decide to play tennis because I play a lot on the courts, so I have the mentality, if I lose, I lose. And I win, I win.”

Tennis Inspirations: “I have to work all the time. I have to work. The highlight of my career we will see when I finish if I get closer to a good ranking, if I stay like this. I can’t tell you now.”

Last Book Read: “I don’t remember exactly what. A book about dogs. Because I like the dogs. I was reading this one.”

Hobbies/Interests: “Outside tennis I like to enjoy the life, stay with the friends, with the family, and soccer.”

Favorite Meal: “Spaghetti with the pomadero.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Vanilla.”

Current Car: “I have a sponsor with KIA.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “The match with Nadal at US Open . For the moment, I say that (beat Nadal in five sets, coming from two sets and a break of serve down in both the third and fourth sets. In that match, Nadal won the first two sets, and previously had been 151–0 in Grand Slam matches that he led two sets to none.)”

Most Painful Moment: “When I get injured with the right wrist, I have to stop for six months. And left one – three months. And also at the end of the year 2008 I had surgery on my left knee. So this is painful.”

Favorite Tournaments: “There’s a lot of favorite tournaments. I play the Grand Slams is extremely glamorous, very, very good. But also any tournament I try to win. And I also like Acapulco.”

Closest Tennis Friends: “Italians because I’m Italian. But when I was working in Barcelona, so I have a lot of friends with the Spanish guys, like Almagro. And Montanes.”

Funniest Player Encountered: “Monfils.”

Toughest Competitor Encountered: “I mean Roger is one of the best.”

Favorite Players To Watch: “Roger. He’s special.”

Why Do You Love Tennis: “Tennis has a lot of ups and down, experiences, emotions, positive and negative moments. That’s sport. That’s why I love tennis. Every week, one more possibility to reach better results.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “No, I don’t remember.”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “I don’t know, these questions are hard to answer [smiles].”

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