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Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini discuss their dream proteges during an Instagram Live on Tuesday.

Who Wants To Coach Kyrgios: Djokovic Or Fognini?

Djokovic and Fognini discuss who they'd like to coach during an Instagram Live

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.


"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]."

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