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Old 11-04-2013, 02:20 AM   #1
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Default Is Fabio Fognini Actually Talented?

I've heard plenty of times that the Fog is talented, and if he was mentally stronger then he would have better results (like is the case with many players i.e Gulbis, Tomic, Dimitrov).

But is this actually true?

I like Fognini just as much as the next guy, but he doesn't really have many weapons. It seems like he succeeds mostly due to his nonchalant style which sort of breaks the rhythm of his opponents.

So is Fognini actually insanely talented, or has he actually maxed out his potential. If you think he is talented, then why?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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The Fog is exceedingly talented at life in general.
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He has great timing of both wings which is definitely talent. Not the most gifted mover or server.
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He is very talented for sure. Great ball-striker, and a decent ability to move the ball around. Very good at net, shown by his good doubles play.
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He is a player in every sense of the word on the court and off of it
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He has great timing of both wings which is definitely talent. Not the most gifted mover or server.
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He is very talented for sure. Great ball-striker, and a decent ability to move the ball around. Very good at net, shown by his good doubles play.
Do you think he would benefit much from a reality check and giving more effort into his play? I'm wondering if you would think that he could go much higher than he is now?
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Do you think he would benefit much from a reality check and giving more effort into his play? I'm wondering if you would think that he could go much higher than he is now?
He's talented in the old school type of way. Not the new school "tall guy with big serve" type of way that seems to be the only way people evaluate talent now.
I think if he put more effort in he could be more successful but not extremely as there are weaknesses in his game.
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He's talented in the old school type of way. Not the new school "tall guy with big serve" type of way that seems to be the only way people evaluate talent now.
I think if he put more effort in he could be more successful but not extremely as there are weaknesses in his game.
I've never noticed a connection between height and talent. I've honestly never heard people say Isner/Karlovic are talented, they actually have limited talent but are blessed with their height

To me, at least, talent is the ability to pull off a wide variety of shots.

Then again, everyone has a different definition of talent so I guess this thread really has no answer
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He's a wonderfully talented player.
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I honestly believe that if the Fog changed to a double handed forehand it would be better than Jan Michael Gambill's after 15 minutes.
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Hugely talented. Just watch his match for the first set and a half against Nadal in Beijing a few weeks back if you're not certain on this point.
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OP, I think you just don't know his game very well, have you really ever seen him play, cause you say you've just heard about him, if so you can't say he doesn't have weapons, because yes he has good weapons.
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OP, I think you just don't know his game very well, have you really ever seen him play, because yes he has good weapons.
Why does everyone assume I never watch tennis?!?!?!

I've seen him plenty of times, and he does well hitting it deep and I guess his forehand can sometimes be a weapon. However, he mostly punches his backhand back into play and he doesn't serve bullets either...

There's nothing in his game that's lethal by any stretch of the imagination. Can you provide examples rather than just saying he has weapons?
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