Fabio Fognini has been one of the top tennis players from Italy for more than a decade. Before Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner came to the tour, Fognini carried the flag for Italy. His best grand slam result came at Roland Garros in 2011 when he reached the quarterfinals.
Fognini can be emotional and hot-headed on the court. He has had his share of run-ins with umpires and fellow players. He has also paid his fair share of fines on the tour for his ban behavior on the court.
Fognini is married 2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in 2016. They have a daughter Fara, who was born in 2019. His sponsors are Armani EA7, K-Swiss, and Babolat. He has earned more than $20 million in his career.
Fabio Fognini’s Sponsors
Fognini has a clothing deal with Armani. He wears Armani’s EA7 brand clothes on the court. He also wears a headband with the EA7 logo. The number 7 in the logo EA7 was inspired by Milan’s soccer player Andriy Shevchenko, who wore the number 7 on his jersey. Milan, of course, is where Armani is based.
Armani is an Italian luxury brand that was founded in 1975. In 2004, Armani started a sub-brand Emporio Armani 7, which specializes in sports apparel. The logo for the brand is EA7.
In 2021, Fognini signed a two-year footwear only deal with K-Swiss. He will wear the K-Swiss Ultrashot 3 shoes on the court.
Fognini has a racquet deal with Babolat. He currently uses the Babolat Pure Drive racquet with Babolat RPM Blast strings.
Fabio Fognini’s Book – Warning: My life among the lines
Fognini wrote an autobiography, Warning: My life among the lines, in which he addressed his aggression, his tennis career, and his opinions on other players of the tour.
In the book, Fognini addressed his relationship with Andy Murray. The two of them had gotten into verbal arguments on the court and don’t really like each other. Fognini said both of them were “hotheads” and that Andy Murray is arrogant.
Fognini had special praise for Federer, against whom he didn’t win a single set in their entire career. But he feels that he gave his best in those matches. According to Fognini, Federer is down to earth and funny off the court.
Speaking of Nadal, Fognini said that Nadal treats every match as a grand slam final. His uncle Toni constantly coached Nadal from the stands, and the umpires routinely failed to warn Nadal.
Fognini has his own logo that has his two initials FF, with the two letters arranged in a V shape. Fognini wears his logo on his left sleeve.