‘I wish a bomb would explode on Wimbledon,’ says Fabio Fognini during defeat

Wimbledon
Fabio Fognini at Wimbledon

World number 10 Fabio Fognini may be facing a hefty fine after saying he hoped Wimbledon was ‘bombed’ during an on-court rant.

The Italian does not have a good record at Wimbledon, where he has never been past the third round.

He was asked to play on Court 14 on Saturday against Tennys Sandgren, and it did not appear to go down well with him.

During a break in play, he played keepy-ups in the corner of the court before a microphone picked up something far more sinister.

“It’s fair to play here? Damn English, really. Damned, really,” Fognini was caught saying.

“Wish a bomb would explode on this club. A bomb should explode here.”

Fognini lost the match 3-6, 6-7 (12-14), 3-6.

It isn’t the first time that Fognini has caused controversy at a Grand Slam.

At the 2017 US Open he was thrown out of the tournament after calling a female umpire a ‘whore and c**ksu**ker’.

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