Fabio Fognini was a sensational winner of the first masters of the soil in the season.
In the final of the “Monte Carlo Masters” Fognini in two sets (6:3, 6:4) beat the 48-th racket of the world dušan Lajovic. The first racket of Italy in every set, made two breaks twice and lost a game on his serve.
The ninth and biggest title in his career brought Fognini 958 thousand euros in prize money and 1000 ranking points, which will allow Fabio from Monday to climb to a record in the career of the 12-th line in the ATP rankings with 245 points behind debut in the top 10.
Fognini on the way to a major victory in his career made some sensation in the 1/8 final, Italian in two sets against Alexander Zverev, then went to the borne of Coric, and in the semifinals defeated last year’s masters champion Rafael Nadal (6:4, 6:2), whose defeat by Fognini became
the largest on the ground in 2015. Fabio Fognini became the first Italian champion at the masters in Monte Carlo since 1968. 31-year-old Fognini is the second most age winner of the masters tournament after John Isner, who last year at the age of 32 years and 11 months won the tournament ATP-100 in Miami.