Fognini Rallies Back from Brink of Defeat Against Monfils

March 11, 2014

ATP Tennis News

Fabio Fognini saves two match points to edge the win.

Fabio Fognini saves two match points to edge the win.

INDIAN WELLS – California:  Fabio Fognini was forced to save two match points en route to a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over 23rd-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils earlier Monday.

It wasn’t the most beautiful of matches, with the momentum swinging in all directions, but in the end, the world No.13 edged out the win against the Frenchman.

It was the Italian who fell behind first, but soon recovered to win the next four games to pull ahead 4-2, but the advantage was short-lived.  Fognini then lost the next three games to give Monfils the chance to serve out the match.

It looked as though it would be arrivederci for Fognini as Monfils held on for two match points, but he could not deliver, conceding his lead with an untimely double fault. The Italian given another lifeline, went on to win the final three games, breaking Monfils at love for the victory.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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