Fognini Honoured For Cracking Top 10 Of ATP Rankings
Fabio Fognini received a double dose of good news on Tuesday at Wimbledon. First, the Italian fought past #NextGenATP American Frances Tiafoe 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the second round at SW19.
Later, the 32-year-old was honoured and presented with an ATP Tour trophy for cracking the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings for the first time on 10 June.
Fognini, No. 10, became the oldest player to break into the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings for the first time since 38-year-old Ken Rosewall and 35-year-old Rod Laver on 23 August 1973, when the ATP Rankings were first established. Fognini is just the third Italian man to join the elite group, along with Adriano Panatta and Corrado Barazzutti. Fognini will next face Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.