Tennis. ATP – Rome – Fognini on his future: “You will have to see me for a long time”

Tennis. ATP – Rome – Fognini on his future: “You will have to see me for a long time”
Tennis. ATP – Rome – Fognini on his future: “You will have to see me for a long time”

Back in the Top 100 since his great adventure atATP 250 in Marrakech, Fabio Fognini (92nd) found Italian air last Wednesday. And his return did not go as planned on the side of Cagliari Challenger since he experienced defeat from the start against Federico Coria. Not the best preparation when launching your campaign Foro Italico. Certainly, assured of competing in the final table of Roland Garrosthe Italian would like to be able to gain confidence on the side of Rome, he who hasn’t played on the big circuit for a month. He will have the opportunity this evening against Dan Evans.

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“I want to play 3 or 4 tournaments in a row, something I haven’t managed to do on earth this season”

Invited by the organizers, Fognini came back for the media Il Giornale on his recent physical problems and wishes to be able to play matches again: “My goals now are to play 3 or 4 tournaments in a row and still be able to be present in the tournaments of Grand Slam, to have continuity. Unfortunately, II had my physical ailments (aches) and I was not able to play the season on clay with continuity, but from here Roland Garros, I just want to think positively. Being physically healthy is the most important thing.”

“Competition is what keeps me afloat”

Not satisfied by his twenty years at the highest level and his recent struggles, “Fogna“does not yet see himself retiring in the near future:”I still have this fire in me. Competition is what keeps me afloat. Losing is part of sport and this little detail doesn’t interest me. As long as I have this fire inside of me, you will have to see me for a long time to come.” On the contrary of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray or Dominic Thiemthe Italian should still play on the professional circuit next year.

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