Canada’s Davis Cup captain Martin Laurendeau is wary about what type of level mercurial Italian Fabio Fognini will bring this coming weekend. Canada is hosting a World Group quarterfinal in Vancouver against Italy.
Canada is led by singles players Milos Raonic and Frank Dancevic, while Andreas Seppi and Fognini, who clinched Italy's 3-2 victory over Croatia in the opening round, are the expected singles starters for Italy.
“I find from watching him play that he’s super talented,” Laurendeau told Tennis Canada.com. “When he’s inspired be can beat anyone 6-1, but he can lose a lot of 6-1 and 6-0 sets as well. This is Davis Cup and I expect him to be getting up for this match. Fabio is a great player and, under these circumstances, we’ve got to expect him to be at his best.”
Tennis Canada writer Tom Tebbutt also reported that Fognini’s doubles partner, Simone Bolelli, is suffering from a wrist injury he sustained at the Sony Open. Canada is expected to pair doubles standout Daniel Nestor with Vasek Pospisil.