Fabio Fognini toasts fifth ATP triumph at Swiss Open
Italian Fabio Fognini beat Yannick Hanfmann 6-4, 7-5 in the Gstaad ATP tournament final on Sunday to collect his fifth tour title.
Fabio Fognini beat Yannick Hanfmann 6-4, 7-5 in the Gstaad ATP tournament final on Sunday to win his fifth tour title.
Fognini delivers on clay
The 31-year-old Italian, who is ranked 31 in the world, was playing in his 13th ATP final. All five of his title triumphs have come on clay.
“It's always a nice feeling when you win. This week was really tough for me”, he said after Sunday’s final. “I lost my first set 6-1 in 20 minutes (to Slovakian Norbert Gombos). But each day I felt better and better”.
Despite losing, 25-year-old Hanfmann, the world number 170 who has had a hearing impairment since birth, enjoyed the best result of his career this week in reaching the final, having also knocked out third seed, Spaniard Feliciano López in the second round.
🏆 time! @SwissOpenGstaad champion @fabiofogna: "This is my first title as a father, so it's something special." More https://t.co/iMveY2Fcz6 pic.twitter.com/HruEXzfw3t — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) 30 July 2017