Fabio Fognini: My Dream is to Play Roland Garros Final Against Roger Federer

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Fabio Fognini: My Dream is to Play Roland Garros Final Against Roger Federer

Italian tennis star Fabio Fognini says his dream would be to play Swiss legend Roger Federer in the final at Roland Garros, in an interview to Sky Sports. Fognini, who is quarantined at home with his wife, Flavia Pennetta and son Federico, says, “I would like to play a Slam final with Roger Federer, my idol.

If it happened at Roland Garros it would be really the best, even if he has missed it a couple of times in the last few years." The Italian star also spoke about how he is dealing with the shutdown and his ambitions for the Davis Cup later this year.

"Together with Corrado Barazzutti, we have not yet felt ready to resume training. Unfortunately, Coronavirus has brought sports to its knees and it is best right now to stay at home. Certainly the freezing of the ranking seems to me the most sensible and right thing.

It is difficult to say whether we will be able to win it, but we hope to present ourselves in Madrid with the best team possible. Sinner will have to understand the meaning of this competition, while Matteo Berrettini has already done so last year despite having arrived at the Finals after a series of extraordinary results.

Personally, I care a lot, I always answered because the blue shirt is something special for me and we will certainly go out on the court to do something great " Fognini is married to another tennis champion - Flavia Pennetta - and he says he keeps talking to her about a comeback to the circuit like other tennis moms - Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams amongst others.

"With the tennis players who are there today I told her that she must reflect on the possibility of returning to play. Kim Clijsters is back and Serena Williams is not dominating in the same way after her comeback as compared to before her pregnancy.

It could be an important thing." However, Pennetta says she has no plans to return to the circuit now. "It would be the most beautiful gift, but no. I really like to train I have to say, even if Fabio's rhythms wear me out."