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Fabio Fognini sported a special hairdo during his run to the 2018 Los Cabos title.

The Lucky Hairdo That Sparked Fognini's Los Cabos Title Run

The Italian lifted the Los Cabos trophy in 2018

Fabio Fognini won his third ATP Tour title of the 2018 season at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex. Perhaps keeping his good-luck charm for the week in Los Cabos was the key.

On Monday that week, the Italian No. 1 posted a photo on Instagram of his new hairdo. The ATP Tour’s Instagram challenged him to maintain the interesting style throughout the week if its own post got at least 20,000 likes, which it did. The Italian agreed, and he didn’t lose with it.

“I lost a bet with the ATP and it’s brought me luck,” Fognini said after the semi-finals. “Of course, tomorrow I’m going to play [with my hair] like that!”

After losing his first set of the tournament against Quentin Halys, Fognini overcame the Frenchman and stormed past Yoshihito Nishioka and Cameron Norrie to reach the championship match.

The Italian played perhaps his best tennis of the week in the final, defeating Juan Martin del Potro, 6-4, 6-2 to lift the trophy.

“It's amazing... He's one of the best players," Fognini said. "I am really happy about my performance."

The tournament's final was the last day on which Fognini’s maintained his lucky hairdo. Given his streak of success you might ask a simple question: why?

“I have too much pain in my hair!”

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