Flavia Pennetta shares the dream her husband Fabio Fognini

The former US Open winner also revealed physical condition of her husband after the withdrawal at the Maia Open

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Flavia Pennetta shares the dream her husband Fabio Fognini
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Wife and husband in tennis, she is an intimate and mutual support. As Flavia Pennetta and Fabio Fognini have recently demonstrated. Flavia was the protagonist at the Aspria Charity Open charity tournament in Milan. During the event, the former US Open champion talked about her husband's current condition, fresh from a good season finale between the ATP and Challenger circuits.

In an interview with LaPresse, the 41-year-old Italian talked about her husband's recent withdrawal from the Maia Open: "He is very sorry, especially because he was playing well, unfortunately he had this calf problem and, analyzing the situation well, he preferred to stop in this tournament and not to get hurt anymore, otherwise he would have stayed out longer," she underlined, reassuring fans about the Italian player's condition.

Flavia also revealed the dream of his husband for 2024

Flavia Pennetta also made fans understand that the desire to play her 36-year-old husband is alive more than ever. In 2024, the Italian will try to return as a protagonist also in ATP tournaments of a certain prestige, starting with the Australian Open.

Fognini hopes to be able to directly enter the main draw of the Australian Slam. According to the former tennis player, there is a great goal in Fognini's head for next year: "I think Fabio's dream of returning to being part of the group in the Davis Cup is definitely a dream." Fabio, after all, is ready to return to battle on the court. "Despite everything and everyone, I am proud of how I proved to myself that I overcame difficult moments with fight, sacrifice and love for this sport.

No one will be able to take away from me what I have done with loyalty, transparency, sacrifice but above all honesty, which in my vocabulary are worth much more than a simple tennis match, whether won or lost," said the Italian tennis player former winner of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.

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