August 3, 2021

“He did damage to me too. Did we hear from you? No, zero “

Interviewed by Republic, Fabio Fognini to poison against Matteo Berrettini after the latter’s decision not to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to some physical problems. “I don’t want to comment on Matteo’s choice, otherwise I go quite controversial»Says the Tuscan tennis player. “His small decision to forfeit also affects me, because I won’t be able to play double. With him here the chances of seeing Italy on the podium, even in the singles, would have been higher».

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Then he adds: «Matteo is experiencing a special moment, there is no doubt. I haven’t heard from him anymore. I have my opinion and I keep it to myself “. Haven’t you called? “No, zero. However, I wish him to recover soon. Physically I am fine and I am hitting the ball well, even if on the pitch I am experiencing a messy moment, so to speak. I have to rearrange the ideas in my head. Of course, I’m 34 years old, I’m not 24, I travel a lot and all these restrictions for Covid are weighing a little on my body ».

In addition, adds Fognini, «I am a bit sad, because there is no public. It will be hard. It’s crazy hot. Ariake Tennis Park is very nice: they made two huge power plants and I don’t know how many training pitches. But the void in the stands remains, and I don’t like it ». And if he comes home with a medal too, like his wife Flavia Pennetta could be hang the racket on the nail: «I certainly think about it. I have always said, however, that if I achieve a result like Flavia’s, I will not retire immediately. I play another year, to celebrate. Then I greet everyone and close ».


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