In an interview, Fabio Fognini said he would like to coach Nick Kyrgios in the future. The Australian player has not been having a permanent coach for years and he is similar to Fognini. "When I stop playing, I will not spend much time travelling.
But I would like to give my experience and knowledge to someone who can take it and I think Kyrgios is very talented", said the 32-year-old. Fognini spoke about his inspirations. The Italian player said: "I always admired a lot Pete Sampras, but I am amazed by the quality and consistency of (Novak) Djokovic, Rafa and Roger (Federer)!" On how it feels to head into Los Cabos as a defending champion, Fognini continued: "I love playing in Los Cabos!
It's a nice place and people are very close. I feel very well playing there. Having won on a hard court is a consistency of my evolution, now I feel very comfortable playing on hard and clay. But I have to be honest, I am here and not in my best physical shape.
You never know, last year I started very bad in the first round and I ended up winning the final against Juan Martin del Potro, which was difficult to achieve. Now I am only worried about tomorrow, not the following one. If I win tomorrow and I have the opportunity for another match, I will be there.
I headed here being tired, I have to think about my first match against a tough opponent who I know well, we trained together in Barcelona when I was there, we played at a junior level many times and I know him well. It will be a tough match, I will try to do the best I can."