Fabio Fognini wins 5th world tour title in Swiss Open final


Ranked 31 in the world Fabio Fognini claimed his fifth ATP World Tour title at the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad 2017 in Switzerland.

Fognini was a man in command to beat 170th-ranked qualifier Yannick Hanfmann with a comfortable 6-4, 7-5 victory in Sunday’s Swiss Open final.

The victory by Fognini, who was playing in his 13th ATP final, was first of the year. He has now 5-8 win-loss record in finals on the ATP tour where all of his five victories came from clay.

“It’s always a good feeling when you win. Our job is winning matches and of course I’m happy with this. It was a really tough week for me. I remember my first match was really difficult. I couldn’t play. I lost the first set 6-1 in 20 minutes, but in the end I won the match. I said to my team that if I continue playing like that, I’ll go home. That’s the sport. Every day I was feeling better and now I’m here with the title.” Fognini said

The 30-year-old fourth seeded Italian will received €85,945 in prize money and 250 ATP rankings points for a successful return to Gstaad.

Meanwhile, Hanfmann will celeberate the best week of his professional career taking home €45,265 prize money and 150 Emirates ATP points.

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PHOTO CREDIT: swissopengstaad


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