Fabio Fognini has hired former world No. 8 Alberto Mancini as new coach.
New year, new coach for Fabio Fognini.

The 17th-ranked Italian has hired veteran Alberto Mancini as his new coach.

Fognini shared shots of their recent practice session on social media as well as a photo of him presenting a tennis racquet to the late, great Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Fabio Fognini (@fabiofogna)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Fabio Fognini (@fabiofogna)

Former world No. 8 Mancini has coached Guillermo Coria, Marian Puerta, Nicolas Lapentti and Pablo Cuevas previously.

The 33-year-old Fognini reached a career-high rank of No. 9 in July of 2019, but struggled to a 6-10 record in 2020. After reaching the Australian Open round of 16 last January, Fognini fell in the opening round in five of his final six events of the season.

Photo credit: Fabio Fognini Instagram
Source: Tennis – Tennis Now