Home favourite Fabio Fognini defeated in Italian Open third round
Germany's Alexander Zverev defeated home favourite Fabio Fognini in straight sets in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday in a match which saw the Italian lose his cool over a line call and fail to recover.
Fognini, who beat world number one Andy Murray in the previous round, lost the first set 6-3 and his game deteriorated early in the second set, when the Italian argued with umpire Mohamed Lahyani over a Zverev serve.
Lahyani got out of his chair to check a mark at Fognini's request, but told the Italian to "stop talking" after a disagreement over which mark it was.
Results from the Italian Open Men's Singles Round 3
6-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat 9-David Goffin (Belgium) 6-3 6-4
16-Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-3 6-3