‘I want closure,’ says Fabio Fognini as he reveals he will appeal against Barcelona Open disqualification
Fabio Fognini says he wants answers from the powers that be about his disqualification from the Barcelona Open as the supervisor’s report into the incident “does not correspond to reality”.
The world No 27 was defaulted from his second-round clash against Bernabe Zapata Miralles, but mystery surrounds the incident that led to the decision as TV cameras did not show the commotion.
Down 0-6, 4-4, Fognini was upset over a line call and is alleged to have verbally abused a line judge, which led to the chair umpire disqualifying him.
The Italian insisted that “I didn’t tell him anything” while he left the court and after the match he protested his innocence, saying “I paid for something that I didn’t do, that’s the first and clear thing that everybody has to know”.
And he has now taken to social media to confirm he will appeal the decision.
“Hello everyone, I wanted to inform you about the disqualification subjected yesterday on 4-4 of the second set in the match against Zapata Miralles,” he said on an Instagram Story.
“On the field I could not do anything other than accept the decision taken by the tournament supervisor.
“But I want closure that what decision is incorrect and penalty, the supervisor’s report is incomplete and does not correspond to reality and, for this reason, I have decided to appeal for this reason.”
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