Fognini did not have smooth sailing in the tournament as he had to recover from a 4-6, 1-4 deficit in his first round match against Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev and he also overturned a 1-6, 0-2 deficit against Borna Coric in the quarter-finals.
After taking the first set 6-2, it appeared to be business as usual.
Speaking further, Nadal added, "There was little chance for me to start the clay-court season in a ideal way. Nothing to say", Fognini said.
"He played worse than before and I am gaining more experience", Medvedev said.
After making it to the final after rallying from a set down in the first round, Fognini said he had "nothing to lose". A player who has beaten Nadal three times on clay in his career, and beaten Nadal once at the U.S. Open after trailing by two sets, must be doing something right. "We are talking about a Masters 1000", he added.
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The second set was recap of the first set with Fabio Fognini breaking Lajovic serve in the fifth game.
Both players had their serves broken in the first two games of the second set, but despite receiving treatment on ankle and hamstring niggles, it was Fognini who went on to dominate, serving out the match.
The 28-year-old Lajovic will also ascend to a new high, from No. 48 to 24 after his best week on tour. But Fabio is a guy who knows how to play in these conditions. "He has great hands, he's moving really well". He's moving really well. "I think this was the key". "When I was aggressive, I was able to make points and put him under pressure".
"There comes a time when when you have a lot of problems, one after the other, it is hard to pick up rhythm and have continuity". One thing was that it was windy. I'm coming from low moments in terms of injuries, and in terms of the mental side it has not been easy to accept all the things that have been going on during recent weeks."Everything was wrong".
Fognini becomes the 22nd different champion in 23 events this year on the ATP. The biggest might be No4 seed Dominic Thiem, runner-up at Roland Garros, twice a finalist at the Madrid Masters, and with eight titles on clay.
The result ended the second seed's 18-match winning streak in Monte Carlo - he had not even dropped a set there since his clash with Kyle Edmund in the second round two years ago.