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BREAKING: Italy’s Fabio Fognini Wins Monte Carlo Masters

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Italy’s Fabio Fognini reacts after winning the final tennis match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on April 21, 2019. Yann COATSALIOU / AFP

Fabio Fognini became the first Italian to win a Monte Carlo title in more than half a century as he beat Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.

The 13th seed followed his semi-final upset of 11-time champion Rafael Nadal as he defeated an unseeded Serbian playing in his first ATP final.

The last Italian to win here was Nicola Pietrangeli in 1968.

The 31-year-od Fognini set himself up for the title on Saturday with his stunning 6-4, 6-2 victory over Nadal to end the Spanish star’s 25-set win streak in the principality.


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