Raonic actually LOST to Fognini in an exhibition event this year in straight sets. Yes, it was an exhibition but still. I think Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini are very good players, people think because they are Italian they are clay courters BUT they are not. Seppi and Fognini are solid on hardcourts too! Seppi reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and he reached the fourth round of the Miami Masters and he's top 20.
Fognini and Bolleri are BETTER I believe at doubles than Nestor that's something I agree with. I think Nestor is too old now he's 40 and he isn't getting any younger. Against, Spain Nestor got so tired his age has definitely caught up with him.
I hope your right about Frank Dancevic BUT I am worried I wish Canada had a number two guy. Milos can't win this tie all by himself.
Yes the Italians can play on hard and have had success on hard. But the fast courts we are making them play on are nothing like Melbourne or Miami ... they are the kind that Milos loves (and even Vasek). There is always a possibility Milos loses, but if he is only playing at 75% of his potential, he should win both IMHO.