Thomas Fabbiano trains with Roger Federer:'I thank sport for such emotions'


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Thomas Fabbiano trains with Roger Federer:'I thank sport for such emotions'

Roger Federer's off-season is underway. After practicing with the 17-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime for more than a week, the Swiss player is having more and more hard training sessions and on Friday he hit with the Italian Thomas Fabbiano, World No.

73 who had the best season in his career this year. The 28-year-old shared all his joy and happiness through his Facebook page, sharing some pics of the practice alongside the 19-time Grand Slam champion, who will start the new season on December 30 at the Hopman Cup in Perth. 'I knew Federer was in Dubai', Fabbiano wrote. 'Yesterday Ivan Ljubicic texted me asking if I was available to train with Roger.

I had already a planned practice session with my coach in order to improve my shots. But I couldn't help but taking advantage of this chance. Seeing on the other side of the net the person who made me get emotional for years on TV, hit me.

I thank this sport for making me feel these emotions'. He is not the first Italian to train with Federer off-competition: also Stefano Travaglia got invited by Roger in the United Arab Emirates. ALSO READ: Grigor Dimitrov leaves Roger Federer-founded Team8 management agency