The Italian tennis professional Fabio Fognini desires to maintain his 2019’s momentum while heading into the next tennis season. In consequence World Number 12 Fognini joined forces with Corrado Barazzutti and he will be Fognini’s head coach for 2020 tennis season.
“I’m happy to introduce my new Team Fogna! I’m excited to be working with Corrado Barazzutti as my head coach and with Stefano Barsacchi, trainer, Giovanni Teoli, physio, and Alberto Giraudo. I can’t wait to start the new season!” Fabio Fognini announced.
Former World Number seven Corrado Barazzutti from Italy won five ATP titles during his professional tennis career. In 1976, Barazzutti played for the only victorious Italian Davis Cup team. Also, he was the semifinalist at the US Open 1977 and French Open 1978.
Presently, he serves as the non-playing captain of the Italy Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. Under his captaincy, the Italian Fed Cup team have won four times (2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013).
This year, Fabio Fognini won his first-ever Masters 1000 title which remarked the best season of his career so far. He defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the semifinals of Monte-Carlo Masters 2019 and later advanced to pull off the title in Monaco.
Fognini has begun his 2020 season preparations. “Corrado Barazzutti is coaching me, I am happy because we trust a lot each other. The main thing is to train well,” he said.
According to the reports, Fognini might miss the ATP Cup in Australia next month since his wife Flavia Pennetta is expecting their second child. “I will spend Christmas with my family since my second child will come and then I will try to re-start in a proper way in Australia,” Fabio Fognini said.
2015 US Open champion, Pennetta is expected to give birth to their daughter in January 2020. Fognini will play in Auckland and then fly to Melbourne for Australian Open 2020 and is ATP Cup non-participation is yet to be announced.