The tennis player and the scream in the match lost with Medvedev: “You’re a fag!”, Addressed to himself. On social networks, he tries to explain: “The heat is to my head, I love the LGBT community”
Here we go again, with Fabio Fognini. As before, more than before. Yesterday’s match against Daniil Medvedev was a match between two characters, sometimes over the top. Except that in his madness the Russian is always careful not to cross the line of decency, often being likeable. “If I die of heat, it’s your fault,” he said to the chairman. “Give my cell phone to the supervisor, if I die he must notify my parents …”.
This minimal device, Fabio has never been able to make his own. And yesterday, while he felt that a game to win was getting out of hand, with the opponent marked by the really hot temperature, he saw fit to insult himself and hurt himself by calling himself a “fagot” several times. A few hours after the end, perhaps appropriately advised, published a post on social media in which he apologizeda for having used in the field, worldwide, terms that do not belong to him and that do not reflect his personal opinions (“The heat is to my head, I love the LGBT community and I apologize for the nonsense that came out of me”, the sense of his intervention). The problem is that both are true. Fabio is better than he looks. He’s a former boy turned man, made more mature by dual parenthood. In recent times, he has become almost reflective, he is appreciating this career finale, he lives it with a certain serenity, appreciating every moment.
But at the same time, there are no justifications, he knows too, otherwise he wouldn’t have been so quick to apologize over the Internet. Every blessed time he falls back on it, every time he has to rewrite the same article. And very sorry. But if every person in the circuit spreads their arms when it comes to him, including Medvedev yesterday, “Fabio is Fabio, you know”, as is done with lost causes about nerves that never stay in their place, there is one reason.
Fognini’s past is full of such incidents. He gave the gypsy m … to the Serbian Philip Krajinovic, he got kicked out of the US Open for giving the “tr …” to a line judge. And we are only the most famous episodes, for heaven’s sake. This year he got himself disqualified from the Barcelona Open for “verbal abuse”. It is as if maturity had not affected that shell of madness in which it often closes when things go wrong on the pitch, starting with soliloquies that you never know where they end up. Yesterday, they went bad, but really bad.
What can you do about it, is Fabio Fognini, a tennis player with a wonderful arm and a head like that. He is now 34 years old. The advice of those who love him have not been able to change him. Imagine our articles by enthusiasts who are exalted by its magnificent accelerations, and are depressed by the fact that it is always recognized.
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July 29, 2021 (change July 29, 2021 | 06:27)
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