WATCH: Fabio Fognini needs treatment for bleeding hand after punching racket!
Fabio Fognini received treatment on his hand after repeatedly punching his racket in his defeat to Federico Delbonis at the French Open.
The No. 27 seed was beaten 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 by the unseeded Argentine in the third round at Roland Garros.
The Italian fell behind 5-1 in the opening set, but could only recover one break of serve as Delbonis closed it out.
Fognini was then broken in a marathon 23-point opening game of the second set – after leading 40-0 and having nine game points in total.
The 34-year-old then failed to convert three chances to break back in the following game – during which his frustration boiled over as he thumped his racket.
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He then took a medical timeout to get treatment on his bleeding right hand at 2-1 down – and lost the next four games swiftly to drop the set.
Delbonis broke in the second game of the third set and won his third match point to seal his place in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
The world No. 51 will face either Casper Ruud or Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the last 16.
(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)
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