Fabio Fognini to end landmark season by splitting with coach

Fabio Fognini celebrates

Fabio Fognini will split from his coach Franco Davin at the end of the season after a breakout season together, it has been confirmed.

Fognini has worked with Davin for three years and won five titles – the most significant of which came this season when he beat Rafael Nadal en-route to winning the Monte Carlo Masters.

That made him the first Italian to claim that title for over 51 years, and soon after he became the oldest ever player to debut in the world’s top ten.

However, Davin says their relationship will come to an end at the close of the 2019 season – their professional relationship at least.

“After hard work over 3 years, we reached our target, with dedication, effort but mostly affection.” Davin wrote in an Instagram post.

“Reaching such a big objective provokes both a huge satisfaction and the challenge to establish new goals.

“After many conversations, we’ve decided to finish our professional relations at the end of 2019.

“We’ve arrived to our destination and we’ll follow new routes. We’ll keep a great friendship and family’s relationship.

Davin was keen to pay tribute to Fabio Fognini, emphasising there is clearly no bad blood between them.

“Everybody knows what Fabio is able to do in the court with his charisma, his unmatchable talent and his well known “character.”

“But let me remind you, the best thing about Fabio is seen outside the court, he’s an amazing person.”

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