Fabio Fognini (ATP 18) has the Sunday of the ATP Masters 1.000 tournament in Monte Carlo (clay/5.207.405 euro) won. The Italian assured of his ninth ATP title.
In the final, beating the thirteenth-seed Serbian Dusan Lajovic (ATP 48) in two sets: 6-3, 6-4 after 1 hour and 39 minutes. Both players were for the first time opposite each other. Lajovic was in Monte Carlo in the second round too strong for David Goffin (ATP 21).
The 31-year-old Fognini was for the nineteenth time in the final of an ATP tournament. The 28-year-old Lajovic reached his first final battle.
Saturday brought Fognini still in for a surprise of size by elfvoudig tournament winner Rafael Nadal (ATP 2) to turn off.