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Who Wants To Coach Kyrgios: Djokovic Or Fognini?

If you could pick one ATP Tour star to coach, who would it be and why?

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Italian star Fabio Fognini answered that question during an Instagram Live session on Tuesday.

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“You would definitely be one of the players that I would like to coach,” Djokovic told the Italian.

“Serbia! Serbia! Serbia!” Fognini quickly chanted, drawing a laugh from Djokovic.

“I think you are one of the most talented players that I have ever seen, that I have ever played against,” Djokovic said. “I think your team and your coaches are already doing a very good job, but I feel I can contribute a little bit more!”

Djokovic and Fognini then got serious, looking at other players besides each other. Fognini picked a player who is a shotmaker like himself.

“Kyrgios,” Fognini said, before Djokovic responded.

“Kyrgios, I knew it!”

Djokovic revealed that there are some younger players whom he’d enjoy mentoring.

“I would probably coach Felix Auger-Aliassime,” the World No. 1 said. “I would love to coach him because I think he’s a great guy, very talented, fantastic work ethic. And Shapo as well, great guys. Tsitsipas [too].”

Who Wants To Coach Kyrgios: Djokovic Or Fognini?

If you could pick one ATP Tour star to coach, who would it be and why?

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Italian star Fabio Fognini answered that question during an Instagram Live session on Tuesday.

[TENNIS AT HOME]

“You would definitely be one of the players that I would like to coach,” Djokovic told the Italian.

“Serbia! Serbia! Serbia!” Fognini quickly chanted, drawing a laugh from Djokovic.

“I think you are one of the most talented players that I have ever seen, that I have ever played against,” Djokovic said. “I think your team and your coaches are already doing a very good job, but I feel I can contribute a little bit more!”

Djokovic and Fognini then got serious, looking at other players besides each other. Fognini picked a player who is a shotmaker like himself.

“Kyrgios,” Fognini said, before Djokovic responded.

“Kyrgios, I knew it!”

Djokovic revealed that there are some younger players whom he’d enjoy mentoring.

“I would probably coach Felix Auger-Aliassime,” the World No. 1 said. “I would love to coach him because I think he’s a great guy, very talented, fantastic work ethic. And Shapo as well, great guys. Tsitsipas [too].”

Del Potro, Fognini and Khachanov Reach French Open Second Round

Roland Garros—Paris, France

First-round results:

(8) Juan Martin del Potro Defeats Nicolas Jarry 36 62 61 64
(9) Fabio Fognini Defeats Andreas Seppi 63 60 36 63
(10) Karen Khachanov Defeats Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 61 61 64
(18) Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats Steve Johnson 63 64 62
(22) Lucas Pouille Defeats Simone Bolelli 63 64 75
(23) Fernando Verdasco Defeats Daniel Evans 63 67(4) 63 62
(28) Kyle Edmund Defeats Jeremy Chardy 76(1) 57 64 46 75
(30) Dusan Lajovic Defeats Thiago Monteiro 63 64 64
Gregoire Barrere Defeats Matthew Ebden 63 57 75 61
Elliot Benchetrit Defeats Cameron Norrie 63 60 62
Federico Delbonis Defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 61 36 63 62
Taylor Fritz Defeats Bernard Tomic 61 64 61
Antoine Hoang Defeats Damir Dzumhur 64 06 765 63
Ivo Karlovic Defeats Feliciano Lopez 76(4) 75 67(7) 75
Martin Klizan Defeats Mikhail Kukushkin 36 57 64 62 63
Yoshihito Nishioka Defeats Mackenzie McDonald 67(7) 60 46 62 63
Jordan Thompson Defeats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 63 62 76(3)
Mikael Ymer Defeats Blaz Rola 60 63 76(5)