At the end of their second-round match, Italians Fabio Fognini and Salvatore Caruso got into a heated argument. Caruso wasn’t pleased with Fognini calling him lucky. The argument started when the pair shook hands and continued as they were leaving the court.
Fognini beat Caruso 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(12) and moved on to the third round where he will face Alex de Minaur.
Here is the discussion between Fognini and Caruso.
Fognini: You have been f**king lucky, you should apologize.
Caruso: What are you talking about?
Fognini: You won four identical lucky points
Caruso: What are you talking about?!
Fognini: Can’t I say you have been f**king lucky?
Caruso: I didn’t dare to say a single word in the whole match
Fognini: I said something because you called for it
Caruso: I didn’t dare to say a single word in the whole match, enough now
Fognini: Can’t I say you have been f**king lucky? What’s the problem?!
Caruso: You can do whatever you want…
Fognini: So why are you f**king break my balls now? I said you have been f**king lucky. if I’m wrong saying it. I’m wrong. don’t attack me
Caruso: I didn’t attack you. I’m telling you it’s not the way to behave cause I didn’t tell you a single word. Let’s say, I didn’t expect it from you
Fognini: What did you not expect? I told you have been f**king lucky, you didn’t like it, what should I say?
Caruso: It’s not the way to do it..
Fognini: Why? What’s the problem