Fabio Fognini is one of the most colorful figures in the Line-up of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. His reputation precedes the Italians far. Because of the 32-Year-old is considered to be eccentric and crazy. thanks

he has the confessions about his intimate. In the spring, he looks much better as a Sex-machine. “We have 12 to 15 Times per week Sex,” he said of himself and his wife, Flavia Pennetta. And this he enjoyed thoroughly immediately before a game. “I can only recommend.”

His reputation is, however, influenced especially by his repeated gaffes. He was prosecuted because of the threat of audience and referee once referred to an opponent as a “Fucking Gypsy”, insulted a referee sexist. A counterparty, he pushed, instead, to give him the Hand, just to show then the audience the finger. And at Wimbledon this year, Fognini said that one should kindle in a chic Tennis Club, a bomb. These are just a few examples in the long list of missteps.

footwork as a big strength,

The weirdness is part of easy-to-Fognini. And it is part of his success. “Crazy or not crazy is the game of tennis is not important,” says the Star from Sanremo to a Sunday look. “The important thing is to let his heart and everything else on the court.”

this will not work for him, even necessarily so, if he plays. Fognini shines with its elegance, walked seemingly over the place and shines often with a surprising ease. Due to its unique footwork that is considered to be one of the best on the Tour.

His legs can carry him far. This year he celebrated in Monte-Carlo, the first victory at a Masters 1000. He cracked for the first time in his career the Top 10 in the world rankings, is currently the number 12 in the world. Come together “this very late stage of my career, all in the best Moment. I’m happy with what I have achieved in tennis moderate”, of the 9 times the tournament winner, who triumphed in 2017, also in Gstaad says.

family

aged for The secret of his late success? For many, it is his wife. The former Grand Slam champion Flavia Pennetta has the Crazy tyre. Mentally, he is now more stable than at the beginning of his career, as the dropouts were still more numerous. Since 2016 the Tennis dream couple married. The two have a two-year-old son Federico, and are expecting a second child.

in this Regard, there was the Laver Cup tips of Four-Papa Federer. “At dinner we talked a lot about living with family. How to get organized as a tennis player with children,” Fognini reveals. “Of course, I will soon have only two, the four – time League. But I’ve been told often, two children are more than Twice that of a, and a lot will change even more. But that’s okay.” Maybe he is still quiet and thus even more successful?

“Nothing Negative, more!”

The big question is which side to see the Fans in Basel from Fognini to get. The brilliant or sloppy. Because when the madness strikes in the Fognini, can also have a very negative impact on his game. Then the Listless performances, which are not of this world-class player.

So, the last of the Laver Cup, when he went up against Jack Sock under and wrestled. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, personally, rushed to him on the bench and talked to his Conscience. “Nothing Negative, more!”, called Federer. “You have to stay positive, remember the good things in your game to believe. You can’t be frustrated.” In short: put the madness from.

he Manages to see the at the Swiss Indoors, there is a large Tennis. If not, there is an outburst at any time in it. The odds are so or are so large that Fognini will leave in his first appearance on the Rhine tracks.