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Fognini Claims Sixth Title

Mar 5th 2018
Fabio Fognini

Brasil Open​

Singles - Final
[2] F. Fognini (ITA) d N. Jarry (CHI) 16 61 64


- Fabio Fognini comes back from a set down to beat Nicolas Jarry and earn his sixth ATP World Tour title. It is his first trophy since 2017 Gstaad.
- Sunday's victory is the Italian's 14th match win of 2018 (14-4). Fognini did not earn his 14th win of 2017 until the Internazionali BNL D'Italia in May. 
- This was the 30-year-old's first week inside the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings (No. 20) since February 2015. Tomorrow, he will rise one spot to No. 19.
- Jarry leaves Sao Paulo after reaching his maiden ATP World Tour final. He will climb to a career- best No. 61 in the ATP Rankings on Monday.
- The Chilean falls just short of becoming the first player from his country to hoist a tour-level trophy since Fernando Gonzalez at 2009 Vina del Mar.
- Federico Delbonis and Maximo Gonzalez defeat recent New York Open finalists Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak to claim their first ATP World Tour title as a team. It is Delbonis' first doubles trophy and Gonzalez's fourth.
- Prior to the week, the Argentines were 1-2 as a team. 


“This is a great start to the season and very similar to 2014 (started 17-4). I worked hard in the off-season and it’s nice to be playing well. I will continue to work and there’re two big tournaments coming up now in Indian Wells and Miami.”

“I'm happy because I played good tennis. Everyone who works with me and my family knows how difficult it is to win a title. I lost much more finals than I won. So I have to enjoy it, because it's part of the sport, I have to keep working.”

“I always work to reach higher and higher, to be the best version of myself. Now I am getting good results. I hope to keep going up. I think I can give more, much more. I made some mistakes during the tournament, but moving forward, I'll try to minimise this and try to win my first ATP [World Tour] title.”