Fabio Fognini completed his magical Rolex Monte-Carlo run and took down clay court legend Rafael Nadal in the semifinals before dispatching Dusan Lajovic to bring home the title. Fognini took down Lajovic in straight sets 6-3,6-4. Shockingly Fognini dethroned Nadal in a similar fashion with a 6-2,6-4 win in the semifinals.
The win marks the ninth career win for Fognini and now eight of his nine titles have come on a clay court, further cementing his run of dominance on the surface. Coming off a career season in 2018 that saw him win three titles, Fognini is looking to keep his momentum going and build off an extremely impressive Monte Carlo win.
Fabio Fognini Career Earnings: How Much Has the Monte Carlo Winner Made?
Fabio Fognini has won a total of $12,800,327 on the ATP tour following his win at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. Heading into the finals, Fognini had picked up $11,722,851 in earnings but with his win, tacked on an additional $1,077,476 to his total prize money.
For what it is worth, Fognini’s opponent, Dusan Lajovic, wound up walking away from Monte Carlo with a very respectable $545,399 payday as well.
What Will Be Fabio Fognini’s Next Tournament?
Being a clay court specialist, Fognini likely won’t want to take TOO long of a break considering he is in the thick of the clay court season. Before some smaller events at the end of April, We get a pair of back to back Masters 1000 tournaments in the Mutua Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.
As someone who specializes in clay courts, this time of year is crucial in racking up heavy points and Fognini can ill afford to sit back and celebrate his biggest career win. Given the fact he just won, I would likely expect Fognini to sit until Madrid kicks off on May 5th. Should he make a deep run at Madrid, playing immediately afterward in Italy likely wouldn’t make sense but using Italy as a safety net and getting a small two-week break likely fits in perfectly with the Monte Carlo champion’s plans.