Fabio 'The Fog' Fognini is a professional tennis player and the current Italian No. 2. Fognini started playing tennis at the age of four and debuted professionally in 2004 and went on to play in a a variety of Futures and Challenger tournaments, winning his first Futures title in 2005 at Spain #1 and another at Italy #9. Later that year, he also finished runner-up at Italy #3 and qualified for his first ATP Challenger tournament at Palermo. The next year, Fognini he also finished runner-up at Italy #3 and qualified for his first ATP Challenger tournament at Palermo. In 2007, he qualified for the 2007 French Open to make his first appearance in a Grand Slam event. He was successful at winning the Turin and Genova challengers in 2008. The year 2011 can be regarded as Fognini's breakthrough year. He reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time at the 2011 French Open and dramatically beat Spaniard Albert Montañés in a match lasting 4 hours and 22 minutes. In 2012, the Fog went on to reach the third round of the US Open, a career-best performance. The start of the indoor hardcourt season saw Fognini reach his second final of the year at St. Petersburg, finishing runner-up to Martin Kližan.