'Damned English. Wish a bomb would go off here' - Fabio Fognini's astonishing Wimbledon rant
Italian Fabio Fognini has caused controversy at Wimbledon after saying he "a bomb should explode" on the iconic English venue.
Fognini made the remarks during a stoppage in his straight sets defeat to Tennys Sandgren this afternoon on Court 14.
Early in the second set of his R3 #Wimbledon match against Tennys Sandgren, Fabio Fognini had to take a medical timeout...— Parsa (@Parsa_Nemati) July 6, 2019
His knuckles got bloodied after punching his racquet down in frustration 😂🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/Y1227v6U5w
The 12th seed seemed to be upset that his match against American Sandgren was played on Court 14, one of the smaller courts, with a microphone picking up saying: "Is it fair to play here?
"Damned English, really. Damned, really. Wish a bomb would explode on this club. A bomb should explode here."
Fognini was also forced to take a medical break after he hurt his hand punching his racket into the grass.
It's not the first time Fognini has caused controversy. in 2017 he was kicked out of the US Open for calling a female umpire a "whore" and a "c***sucker".