Fognini Captures Sao Paulo Title over Jarry

published: Mar, 04, 2018

by: Nima Naderi

Brasil Open—Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazil

No. 2 seed Fabio Fognini captured his sixth career title in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, defeating Chilean Nicolas Jarry 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. After losing the first set in 21 minutes, Fognini rebounded to dominate the second set in similar fashion. Using his baseline movement and experience to offset his powerful opponent, the Italian broke serve on four occasions during the 91 minute affair.

Jarry, who has enjoyed a fruitful South American swing this season, will see his ranking increase to approximately No. 59 in the world on Monday. The 22-year-old from Santiago, Chile also reached the semifinals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week and the quarterfinals in Quito, Ecuador the week before. The 6’6″ double-hander also won both his Davis Cup matches against Ecuador earlier this year.

Nima Naderi

Founder and Creative Director of He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the,, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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