The Laver Cup , a competition that faces a selection of European players against a group from the rest of the world, left this Friday a curious image during their second game. The Italian Fabio Fognini suffered against the American Jack Sock : he had lost the first set by a forceful 6-1 and the American was preparing to draw to tie the second sleeve to five games.
In the break before the tenth game, Fognini, desperate in his chair, found the comfort of two luxury trainers : Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal tried to cheer him up with his advice, trying not to give up.
" No more negativity. You have to have a positive attitude . Look for intention when you subtract and do not get frustrated ..." Roger Federer recommended, while the Italian lamented: "I got a right hand ...". Then Nadal joined the talk: "Your rest was perfect. You can't get frustrated. Give yourself another chance."
Federer continued the harangue: "You cannot be frustrated and think that something bad is going to happen ... Force him to have to make great blows", while Nadal insisted: "to do it, to do it again and if he does another time, we're leaving. "
In the end, Sock also took that second set in the tie-break to give the point to the rest of the world team (6-1, 7-6 ), in 89 minutes.
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