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Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

Vs. the Czechs indoors away, and Barazzutti picks Bolelli, Bracciali, Seppi, and Starace?

Fognini is the #2 ranked Italian and is 10x better than those mugs.

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

Fognini has better things to do than play tennis. No big deal.

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

How is Fognini better than Seppi or Bolelli indoors?
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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

The Fog is slightly injured since December.

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

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How is Fognini better than Seppi or Bolelli indoors?
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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

Simone won last 2 on Berdych, including one in Basel. Seppi almost pulled one off today, too.

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

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How is Fognini better than Seppi or Bolelli indoors?
How isn't he?

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

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How isn't he?
do you know anything about tennis or those players at all??
Fognini never showed anything outside clay and slow HC

Bolelli might be a headcase (although Fabio is probably even a bigger one), but his game is the most suited to fast HC among all Italians. Seppi has been playing consistently well indoors his whole career, and has some great results on the surface.

If anything, Fognini playing here would have been a retarded choice.

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do you know anything about tennis or those players at all??
Fognini never showed anything outside clay and slow HC

Bolelli might be a headcase (although Fabio is probably even a bigger one), but his game is the most suited to fast HC among all Italians. Seppi has been playing consistently well indoors his whole career, and has some great results on the surface.

If anything Fognini playing here would have been a retarded choice.
Hmmm, perhaps.

I still think he'd have a better chance to win a tie (or at least the doubles) than these guys if he's at his best (low% chance) especially since he's injured now.

Seppi and Bolelli were the safe choices, true.

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

Fognini doesnt have much to offer outside of clay, but then again I don´t see what Bolelli has to offer on any surface these days. A motivated Fabio would surely be a better choice. Having said that, there´s a good chance Fabio is anything but motivated at any given time...
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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

The question needs to be rephrased to: "Why would The Fog choose DC?".

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

Also we have to say that Bolelli is one of the most talented players on tour, even more then Fognini. If Simone plays well, he can win agianst anyone.

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Re: Why did the Italians not play Fognini?

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The question needs to be rephrased to: "Why would The Fog choose DC?".
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Fognini doesnt have much to offer outside of clay, but then again I don´t see what Bolelli has to offer on any surface these days. A motivated Fabio would surely be a better choice. Having said that, there´s a good chance Fabio is anything but motivated at any given time...
Well, Simone took one set off Berdych and made the match very competitive. Bolelli hasn't been that bad lately, certainly not as bad as Fabio in his last match against Berdych
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