Fabio Fognini, who is 35 years old, says he is thrilled to have won 400 ATP matches despite not expecting to do so. Fognini opened play at the Hamburg tournament this week with a 6-3 3-6 7-6 (5) victory over Aljaz Bedene.
After beating Bedene, Fognini made history by becoming the first Italian male player in the Open Era to reach 400 career ATP Tour victories. It’s worth noting that Fognini is only the 14th active player to win 400 matches in the ATP. Fognini was asked in an interview with the ATP Tour website if he ever thought something like this was possible when he was a junior.
Fognini responded, “Well, no, no,” when questioned by the ATP website. At the age of 35, I can honestly say that this is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. I can say without a doubt that I am content.
Fognini on the things he wants to accomplish before retiring
After turning 35 in May, Fognini has decided to focus solely on having fun on the court and, with any luck, ending his career on a high note.
“This has been the most difficult time in my career due to COVID-19 and injuries. I feel closer to the end of my career now than I did before all the wins, losses, good matches, and trophies I’ve collected “This was something that Fognini elaborated on.
My ultimate goal is to get back to the days when I could run without pain and fight until the end, and only then would I consider putting my family first. Let’s see how it goes; I know it’s going to be tough.
So, let’s take a look. Having reached the age of 35, I can honestly say that this is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Absolutely, I am overjoyed. This year, Fognini made history by becoming the oldest player to crack the top 10 and the first Italian to win a Masters tournament.
If Fognini doesn’t win a Grand Slam, he’ll still be remembered as one of the greatest Italian tennis players ever.