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A coffee break with…

Fabio Fognini

We had a chat with Fabio Fognini, one of the greatest Italian tennis players of all time. He’s currently ranked in the top 20 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

When did you start and how did you get into playing tennis?

Tennis has been a part of my life since childhood. I started when I was a 4 years old boy, and was introduced to tennis by my father. He was very passionate about this sport and he was taking me to play in a tennis club, not far from our home.

What was the biggest breakthrough in this sport that brought you to where you are today?

Well, I have a long career…I don’t recall any specific breakthrough in this sport worth of mention. There are many moments, experiences, matches and challenges to be treasured. I consider myself a very focused and stubborn person: if I want to achieve a goal, I never give up, until the end.

Who is your inspiration in life?

My father has always been a great inspiration. Now that I have my beautiful family, to be a good father is my life’s ambition.

Do you play other sports?

Yes, I do play other sports. I like to play golf and soccer. I do like to change from an individual sport to a team sport, such as soccer. Playing different sports is very relaxing for me.

What are some tips on maintaining an active lifestyle?

Maintaining an active lifestyle is very important for everyone. To do that you don’t need to be a professional athlete. My tips are, first to have a balanced diet, and to practice sports you like or do some workout on a regular basis. Well-being is an achievement.

What do you think about the Bolon glasses collection?

I think the collection is very fashion-forward and it proposes such a variety of styles that everyone can choose among many options. Eyewear is an accessory that helps to express your personality.

Bolon Eyewear’s design is very distinctive: all the details and elements, from shapes to lens colors are well balanced, with a gritty touch. A blend of elegance and glamour. I’m very fond of discovering all the novelties and trying on all the new frames.

Do you have any favorite styles?

In the collection, there are lots of interesting styles; I usually prefer medium - small shapes and black frames or black nuances. For example, the model BL3032 that I wear for the advertising campaign is one of my favorites. It’s a combination of classic and contemporary style.

What are your criteria when choosing a pair of sunglasses?

The criteria which guides my selection of sunglasses is the shape. My style is casual, but I do pay attention to details. I’m very interested in innovation and trend: a pair of sunglasses has to add a touch of glamour to my outfit. I expect that a cool pair of sunglasses will improve the way I look.

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