(Not so) Funnies: Del Potro Meets Fabio Fognini

Inspired by queridorafa‘s post about the most random doubles pairings throughout history, I wanted to see if JMDP had any surprising doubles partners in the past.

I had no idea I was in for a surprise.  JMDP once played doubles with Fabio Fognini.  FABIO.  Here is a man who at any moment carries more hysterical drama in the tip of his pinky finger than most people have in a lifetime.  Everyone knows who you’re referring to when you say “Fabio.”

It’s painful, but the photograph evidence is below:

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

I’ve been catching up on “Downton Abbey” and there’s a scene that sums up how we should treat this startling discovery.  When Charles Carson, the stern and dignified butler of Lord Grantham’s estate, is found to have once been part of an acting troupe called the “Cheerful Charlies” (a fitting name for DelPo-Fabio), he is horrified and embarrassed.  But Lord Grantham refuses Carson’s resignation, and he placates his butler by telling him, “We all have chapters we’d rather keep unpublished.”  So there!  Stare in horror at the photographs above and then let’s never speak of this again.


About mariposaxprs

I play favorites with Juan Martin Del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon and the long line of mercurial talent that drives me to despair in front of the screen at odd hours during the week.
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4 Responses to (Not so) Funnies: Del Potro Meets Fabio Fognini

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  3. queridorafa says:

    LOL, there’s always a risk when you conduct these types of investigations…you might find out something you’d rather not know! Poor DelPo–he needs a clique so that this type of thing doesn’t happen to him again! He lucked out w/ Bags!

    • mariposaxprs says:

      Oh boy! I learned the hard way:) I guess the next investigation has to be why DelPo and Pico no longer play doubles. They used to be steady partners and then nada! The Bagman is a nice fit for JMDP. Maybe they can focus even more for their next match, since they both lost their singles matches *cries*

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