Fabio Fognini:'When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advise you, just listen'


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Fabio Fognini:'When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advise you, just listen'

Fabio Fognini appreciated that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the Team Europe's captain Bjorn Borg gave him advices during his straight-set loss to Jack Sock at the Laver Cup in Geneva. The Italian player said: "If Rafa, Roger and Bjorn are next to me giving me advices, I have to open my ears and just listen.

This opportunity does not happen every week, getting advices from legends of the game." Federer joked: "Bad coaching. It's that simple. Terrible coaching, before, during and after." Then on a more serious note Federer added: "No, I think Fabio struggled, you know, just to shake off the nerves.

That was my opinion. He tried, we tried, & honestly Jack started to play very well. He was able to keep Fabio uncomfortable, and we tried to get Fabio comfortable. But Jack didn't agree with the plan..." Federer also spoke about playing with Alexander Zverev in doubles: "Yeah, I mean, I think- I mean it's intense, you know.

Great looking stadium. Mexican wave. I mean, that's always cool. The noise at the player's welcome, I mean is something else. It's that loud. And that's very special for me and the team." Fognini will be back in action on Sunday trying to help his team to win the trophy for the third time in a row.