Fabio Fognini Racquet – Babolat Pure Drive
The Babolat Pure Drive is otherwise known as the Fabio Fognini Racquet. The Babolat Pure Drive is the perfect racquet for Fognini’s counter-punching style. The Pure Drive is best built for baseliners and Fognini is best known for his groundstrokes and movement on the court. What sets the Pure Drive above the rest is the new FSI Technology, which enhances the sweetspot for a more responsive contact zone. While the Pure Drive is known as a racquet built for baseliners, due to its speed, it’s also great for quick reactions at net for aggressive doubles players. You can find the Fabio Fognini racquet at Tennis Express and any other tennis specialty shops.
Fabio Fognini’s Family and Personal Life
Fabio Fognini was born in Sanremo, Italy on May 24th, 1987 to a Silvana and Fulvio Fognini. He also has a younger sister named Fulvia. Fognini began playing tennis at the age of four with his favorite tennis court surface being red clay. One of his favorite hobbies is watching soccer, rooting for Inter Milan and Genoa FC. Fognini can speak four languages: Italian, French, Spanish and English. He’s married to retired Italian professional tennis player Flavia Pennetta.
Fabio Fognini’s Tennis Career
Fabio Fognini turned pro in 2004 and spent his first years on tour grinding through the futures and challengers circuits. It wasn’t until 2007 when he began to make an appearance on the ATP tour. Fognini qualified for his first major, the 2007 French Open, and his success continued through the season as he ended the year ranked in the top 100 in the world. Fognini slugged through the ATP tour for the next few years until he reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 French Open, propelling him to number 32 in the world. In 2013, Fognini took home his first ATP title at the Mercedes Cup, however Fognini’s best season wasn’t until 2015. In 2015, Fognini and his doubles partner Simone Bolelli took home the Australian Open doubles title. It was Fognini’s first grand slam title. Fognini also made waves at the US Open singles event, beating Rafael Nadal in an epic 5 set match in the third round. Since then, Fognini has continued to be a top player on tour that’s exciting to watch.
Watch Fognini bring Rome to their feet with this amazing point against Grigor Dimitrov in 2015!
Fabio Fognini and Grigor Dimitrov bring the crowd to their feet in Rome on Wednesday after a grueling rally.
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