The Lucky Hairdo That Sparked Fognini's Los Cabos Title Run
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.
It may have started out as a result of losing a bet, but now that @fabiofogna is into the @AbiertoLosCabos SF, we're starting to think this new hairstyle is a good luck charm 😉#LiveItLoveIt pic.twitter.com/AxABV7B7BO— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) August 4, 2018
“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!”
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!”