Flavia Pennetta: "Novak Djokovic is always number 1!"

She said: "The feeling is that it's open to everyone, but Djokovic has shown once again that he doesn't want to leave room for anyone"

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Flavia Pennetta: "Novak Djokovic is always number 1!"

Flavia Pennetta, former legend of Italian tennis, winner of the US Open 2015, granted an interview for the Italian magazine Leggo, dealing with various topics. From the number one in the world Novak Djokovic, to the Italian tennis players Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, up to the fresh champion from Merida, Camila Giorgi.

Of course, a comment on her husband Fabio Fognini cannot be missing. Finally, a prediction on when, in her opinion, Italian tennis could see a new Grand Slam champion again. Sensations on this first phase of the season. She said: "The feeling is that it's open to everyone, but Djokovic has shown once again that he doesn't want to leave room for anyone.

He will still be the protagonist." An opinion on our Italian players: "The boys will do great things. Sinner has started well, Berrettini is recovering, the unknown factor will be physical fitness, given that he has played little, Musetti must confirm himself after the exploit of last year.

Sonego never gives up. Giorgi's last victory in Merida was important. Trevisan always manages to be constant."

On Fabio Fognini and Italian tennis

On Fognini she said: "He always enjoys himself on the pitch, but this phase of his career is not easy.

He lives with so many uncertainties. He's starting to wonder what he's going to do next, if he's up to it. Meanwhile, he does great things on the pitch. Against Alcaraz in Rio De Janeiro he played a great match. In doubles with Bolelli they won Buenos Aires.

Together they are strong. The best in Italy." When will we see a new Grand Slam champion in Italy: "At the men's level it would be a great turning point. But we are already achieving great results, let's not forget that". What will Flavia Pennetta do in the future? When my three children are more independent, I'd like to carve out more space for myself.

Maybe collaborate with the Federation or with other bodies. My experience could be useful." Flavia is part of the EXPlus sports community. What is it about? She explained: "I'm not very technological, initially I didn't understand much.

Then I discovered a funny world. I was in Turin, at the ATP Finals. Together with some people we have lived this experience. I don't really like watching tennis matches, but this way I enjoyed it."

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