Fabio Fognini enjoyed watching the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Only by phone, through. "I was on a car on my way from Turin, Italy, to Umag", he explained in a press conference. On his second round withdrawal against Stefano Travaglia, the 32-year-old added: "I am very sad.
For me, but also for this crowd that deserved to watch a nice match and instead did not even enjoy a good first set. After speaking with my doctor, I have been going through examinations on Saturday. But my body has not reacted the way I would have liked to.
On Monday I was still doing bad and I have not trained enough." Borna Coric lost too, against Salvatore Caruso in three sets. The Croat said: “I didn’t really feel the balls at the beginning. I was also a bit slow on the court and my reaction was not there.
Salvatore is a great player, especially on clay. I watched him playing at the French Open and he is much better than his ranking is showing. He was also the better player today”. The Zagreb native takes what's positive: “I am back.
I felt good on court today and didn’t feel any pain. That’s the most important thing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t win this match in front of my home crowd. I enjoyed playing today. The atmosphere was unbelievable and gave me some extra motivation”.
On his next plans, the world No. 14 concluded: “I need to speak to my coach tomorrow morning. We need to see how my body is going to react after this match today. We have been practising a lot for the last three weeks but we need to see if I need some rest again."