Fabio Fognini hits back at Andy Murray after heated on-court row


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Fabio Fognini hits back at Andy Murray after heated on-court row

Italian tennis star Fabio Fognini has hit back at Andy Murray as he says the Briton also likes to complain a lot on the court. On Tuesday, No. 10 seed Fognini overcame former world No. 1 Murray 7-6 (4) 2-6 7-6 (2) at the Shanghai Masters.

The two stars fought extremely hard and the match got intense towards the end of the third set. As Murray was preparing to hit a shot at the net, Fognini shouted something hoping it would distract the Briton. The three-time Grand Slam champion made the shot but he was clearly unhappy with Fognini's action and annoyed because the chair umpire didn't give the Italian a warning.

As Murray was pleading his case to the chair umpire -- Fognini said something -- which led to Murray telling the Italian in the face to "shut up." On Thursday, Fognini continued his Shanghai run after beating No.

7 seed Karen Khachanov. "I don't shut up. We know each other really well. Inside the court we are almost the same because most of the time I am complaining and he is complaining. But that is part of our job," Fognini said of the row with Murray, per Stuart Fraser of The Times.