What was seen at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid is ridiculous and cannot be understood in some ways. The peak was reached between Wednesday night and Thursday morning as the tie between Italy and the United States ended after 4:00 AM.
On Instagram Stories Fabio Fognini hit out at the scheduling of the tournament. "Finally we finish... New rules are not the best we can say it... 4:18 AM. Is that normal??" Fognini had given his best previously beating Reilly Opelka in the first singles match.
Then Taylor Fritz defeated Matteo Berrettini and Simone Bolelli and Fognini lost to Sam Querrey and Jack Sock in a doubles match. Analyzing his singles win, Fritz had said: "The tiebreak could have gone either way. I felt pretty in the match from the beginning, you know, having a chance to break on the first return game.
Then just, you know, losing the set in, you know, just one break at the very end. So I felt very pretty in it the whole time. I really felt like I started to play a lot better tennis at the beginning of the third, I felt like I started hitting my forehand a lot more, going after a lot more and missing, making fewer errors and then even serving a lot better.
Midway through the third, I felt like I started kind of catching on to his serve a bit better. So I think everything started flowing for me at the beginning of the third set." Fognini will now take some time off before playing an exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in mid-December with the likes of Stan Wawrinka and Daniil Medvedev.