Fognini not focusing on Top 10 opportunity

by: Kamakshi Tandon April 16, 2014

AP

Fabio Fognini, who has a chance to become the first Italian man in the Top 10 since 1978, says he is not concentrating on the rankings.

"Right now everybody in Italy, they talking that I have to be Top 10," he said at Monte Carlo, where he beat Roberto Bautista Agust to reach the round of 16. "It's not my problem. I'm okay at the moment. I feel really good. I'm in a good way. I'm really confident."

Fognini, currently No. 13, reached the semifinals at Monte Carlo last year and could drop out of the Top 15 if he does not defend that result.

"Of course, I have four big tournaments to play, another one like Munich," he said. "A lot of points [to defend] during this time. I just thinking about my game every week. If I have the chance or not, depends because too many things can happen.”

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