Fabio Fognini: 'I may undergo surgery after the Asian swing'

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Fabio Fognini: 'I may undergo surgery after the Asian swing'

Speaking to reporters in Montreal, Fabio Fognini commented on his coach Franco Davin reportedly splitting with the Italian at the end of the year. The world No. 11 has not confirmed the news. "Oh, really? Good to know", said Fognini, who will open his run against Bradney Schnur or a qualifier.

"At the moment it may be better not to tell anything, I will speak with him at the end of the season, which I want to finish in the best possible way. As you know, I am not 100 percent physically, leg still hurts me but now there are important tournaments like Montreal, Cincinnati and US Open where I want to give my best.

After the US Open, I will have some days off prior to the Laver Cup and I will make a decision by then if I should undergo surgery or not. If I do, I think I will stop after the Asian tournaments. In 2020 goals are different, there is another child for me on the way and so things will be much more complicated, travelling with two little children.

But at the moment I want to finish the year in the best possible way, I am close to the top ten rankings and I may reach the ATP Finals, which is another big dream but not an obsession." For the first time in his career, he is a top-eight seeded player in a Masters 1000 and he also had media duties on Sunday.

"I am very happy to be among the top 8, I hope to be able to play doubles with Lucas Pouille prior to playing singles in order to get used to the court condition."