Sparks fly: Fognini and Caruso face off after a hot ending

The two Italian tennis players faced each other at the end of their second round match at the Australian Open. Fognini criticized the luck of his compatriot in several blows.


Fabio Fognini and Salvatore Caruso left us one of the most exciting matches but at the same time one of the most shocking images of the day in their second round match at the Australian Open.

Fognini took the victory after winning 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 and 7-6 after beating Caruso in an agonizing tie-break where 'Fogna' won 14-12 after wasting various match balls and after hitting the ropes in previous sets.

However, at the end of the game and when the two tennis players approached the net to greet each other, Caruso and Fognini began to throw things in their faces on their way to the bench. Tennis was on the rise and the chair umpire had to intervene to prevent both players from passing from words to hands.

This is the full transcript of what happened courtesy of Eurosport

Fognini: "You were very fucking lucky. You should apologize. I have respected you until now"

Caruso: "What are you talking about?"

Fognini: "You have won four identical points with luck"

Caruso: "What are you saying?"

Fognini: "Can't you say you've been fucking lucky?"

Caruso: "I haven't said a word to you in the whole game"

Fognini: "I said something because you asked"

Caruso: "I have not said anything in the whole game, enough is enough"

Fognini: "Can't I say you've been fucking lucky? What's the problem?"

Caruso: "You can do whatever you want"

Fognini: "So why are you touching my balls now? I said you've been very fucking lucky, if I'm wrong when I say so.

Caruso: "I am not attacking you, I am telling you that it is not the way to behave because I have not said a word to you. I did not expect this from you"

Fognini: "What did you not expect? I told you that you had a lot of fucking luck, you did not like it, what should I say?"

Caruso: "It's not the way to do it"

Fognini: "Why? What is the problem?"

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