- 2.2.1 Siege
- 2.2.2 finals
On 19 November 2007 he was led for the first time among the top 100 of the world tennis rankings. The biggest single success at a Grand Slam tournament he succeeded at the French Open in 2011 when he moved into the quarter-finals, where he then had to give up without a fight the Serbs Novak Djokovic due to a muscle tear in his left thigh itself.
In 2013 he won his third finals for the first time an ATP tournament: He defeated the German in Stuttgart favorites Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets. A week later he was able to celebrate the tournament in Hamburg his second title, this time in the higher ATP World Tour 500 series; in the final he beat the Argentine Federico del Bonis qualifiers in three sets. Also in his third tournament in a row Fabio Fognini reached the final. In Croatia Umag he defeated Tommy Robredo in straight sets. Thus he managed to jump into the top 20 in the world rankings.
In his career, he also won two ATP doubles titles, with his compatriot Simone Bolelli. When ATP tournament in Umag in 2011 they defeated the pairing Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko 6-3, and 5:7 [ 10:7 ]. In 2013 they defeated at the Copa Claro, the duo Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler, also defeated in the second round of the Davis Cup, the Croatian Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig Duo. They also reached the Australian Open 2013 semifinal.