Fabio Fognini dropped a retirement hint following his impressive win over Felix Auger-Alaissime becoming the first player to oust a top 10 seed at the event.
The Italian has been playing quite a bit better this year compared to last year. Last year was a very disappointing year with Fognini certainly closer to retirement than his peak. He dropped a small retirement hint during his press conference after the win admitting that he doesn't know how many more of these he will play:
“I’m still here. I’m 36. I don’t know how many more Roland Garros I’ll play. I think maybe I’m old but I also have to say I’m lucky. Bc I’m old & I play with this young generation that plays unbelievably. I’d like to enjoy it until the end”
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Fognini had some of his best moments at Roland Garros as he always liked to show up for the biggest matches. Up next for the Italian is Jason Kubler, certainly a player he could beat if she shows up with his best tennis. A solid run in Paris would be a fitting send off for the Italian veteran player.