In an interview to Il Corriere Della Sera, Fabio Fognini commented on his triumph on the Monte Carlo Masters praising his spouse Flavia Pennetta. The Italian participant stated: "Flavia by no means left me. She supported me. It’s essential know the right way to keep subsequent to me, it's not straightforward to deal with me. Flavia is all the pieces: spouse, mom, assistant coach. I additionally stated some unhealthy phrases… I’m like this: off the courtroom, I enhance, however on the courtroom I’m completely different. It's like I had a double job. I glided by my method, in and unhealthy method. Once I was improper, and I used to be improper, I paid the implications. However I at all times stayed myself: I labored, I saved ahead. You make errors and I needed to be taught to just accept them. Then you definitely change, you develop. Within the Monte Carlo week, I feel I confirmed that."
From the Australian Open third spherical match in opposition to Pablo Carreno Busta to the Marrakech opening spherical in opposition to Jiri Vesely, Fognini had misplaced seven matches out of 5 performed. "I had began the season nicely in Australia, however the final two months have been very unhealthy. I educated nicely, then within the match, I used to be not myself. I headed in Marrakech as a No. 2 seed and I misplaced the opening match. I broke some rackets, then I met Flavia and Corrado Barazzutti in Monte Carlo. I’ve possibilities however I didn’t use them. What was occurring? I had misplaced willingness, I used to be not affected person anymore. Generally it occurs. In Monte Carlo, all the pieces modified. It's the match of the Italians, Nicola Pietrangeli gained there thrice, Corrado performed the ultimate in opposition to Bjorn Borg. I really feel like at dwelling: I used to be born in Sanremo, that’s 40 kilometres away from Monte Carlo."