ROME | Fognini fires up Foro Italico crowd with win over Thiem

16May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



ROME | Fognini fires up Foro Italico crowd with win over Thiem

ROME (AP) — Fabio Fognini got the Foro Italico crowd fired up Wednesday with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round of the Italian Open.

Italy’s top player came out wearing a black shirt with a red lightning bolt design down his chest and he was energized from the start, grazing the flower beds lining the court to return Thiem’s high-bouncing topspin serves and frustrating the Austrian with well-placed lobs and touch volleys.

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