Published: Tue, July 09, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Wimbledon 2019: Fabio Fognini says ‘bomb should explode’ at All England Club

Wimbledon 2019: Fabio Fognini says ‘bomb should explode’ at All England Club

He then went on to lose in straight sets to Tennys Sandgren to exit the tournament.

"I wish a bomb would explode on this club".

Update: Fognini apologised later in the day for his outburst. He said he was upset about not playing well and the condition of the court's grass.

One set down and battling to win the second, Fognini was caught by on-court microphones saying "Damn, English, really".

Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini is facing the prospect of being banned from the USA and Australian Opens after claiming he wished a bomb would drop on Wimbledon. "A bomb should explode here", according to Sky News.

The episode on Saturday, however, will be investigated to determine whether it rises to the level of a major offense because Fognini is still under a two-year probation stemming from when he insulted a female chair umpire at the 2017 U.S. Open and got kicked out of that tournament.

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"I say sorry. If somebody feel offensive, I say sorry. No problem", said the 32-year-old.

Fognini offered an apology after saying Wimbledon should be bombed: "Something happened on court".

It is not the first time Fognini has courted controversy. "For sure I was not happy about my performance today because I was knowing I have a lot to win in this case, because I think I have a good chance to win".

Fognini was in no mood to talk about what his latest outburst could mean for his already poor disciplinary record.

Had he won, he would have gone on to face unseeded American Sam Querrey for a place in the quarter-finals.

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