Tennis. Wimbledon – Fabio Fognini: “That’s why I love and hate this sport”

Tennis. Wimbledon – Fabio Fognini: “That’s why I love and hate this sport”
Tennis. Wimbledon – Fabio Fognini: “That’s why I love and hate this sport”

Even at 37, Fabio Fognini continues to surprise. This Wednesday at Wimbledonthe Italian, the conqueror of Luca Van Assche when he entered the competition, he took the scalp of the world’s 8th player Casper Ruud6-4, 7-5, (1)6-7, 6-3. While the Norwegian is not at ease on grass, it is still a great victory over a member of the Top 10, his 17th in his career. Since 1973, he is only the third player in 37 or more years to defeat a Top 10 in a Grand Slam after Ken Rosewall et Roger Federer. In addition, with this success, he equals his best result at London with a third round. Sacred Fabio.

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“It’s a beautiful gift”

A match where the Transalpine still had a few scares. While he was leading 5-2 double break in the third set, Ruud came back into the game in the tiebreaker.”What came to my mind? That’s why I love and hate this sport at the same time (laughs).“Nevertheless, the Italian remained focused and finally won in 3h22.”Everyone knows what Ruud has done. He has played Grand Slam finals. He doesn’t like this surface as much as others. But he is still in the world top 10. I am 37 years old. It is a great gift for me.

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