Fabio Fognini reveals the greatest merit of Jannik Sinner

Fognini has contributed a lot to the development of Italian tennis in recent years

by Simone Brugnoli
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Fabio Fognini reveals the greatest merit of Jannik Sinner
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Fabio Fognini gives his interpretation of the defeat in the third round at Wimbledon in five sets against Roberto Bautista-Agut. The Italian player dreamed of entering the second week of the tournament but you can still console with the high level of play expressed at 37 years in this Slam: "I’m sorry - as reported by the Eurosport site - because I played well and I’m playing well.

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Today was a separate set. But the sport is like that. I would have won in points, I would have won in boxing. But it is so, you know: this sport gives and this sport takes away. I have nothing to complain about today because it is a set apart from where you can not talk about tennis because it was difficult to play tennis; he was slightly more solid and took it home.

Nothing more than that". Fognini analyzes a two-day game with numerous breaks for the rain: "Yesterday I was another player, today I struggled and I felt a bit of tension. There’s only regret that I couldn’t finish what I did yesterday.

At tennis I play better, I lost and he deserved it. That’s all. Still remains the satisfaction of having reached again a third round at Wimbledon".

Fognini has contributed a lot to the development of Italian tennis in recent years, before the arrival of Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner.

Fabio Fognini pays tribute to Jannik Sinner

The outcome of this edition of Wimbledon is hugely positive for Fabio Fognini: "They were two great weeks, after 3 years of absence on the grass I must say that I enjoyed it.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Julian Finney / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

Now I’m a bit sorry but the balance is absolutely positive. I play because I still love this sport". And Fognini also talks about Jannik Sinner: "It’s nice, as the SuperTennis website reports - to see the passion that Sinner is bringing to Italy and that’s a great thing.

After 20 years of talking only about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, now it’s up to the Italians. Thanks to Jannik Sinner in Italy is no longer just football, football, football".

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