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Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy eased past Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup.
Fognini is one win away from the first title of his career. He advanced to the third final of his career and the first this season.
He is the second Italian to reach the final of the clay-court tournament since Andrea Gaudenzi in 1994.
Fognini will play either Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany or Victor Hanescu of Romania.
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Fabio Fognini rallied to beat second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup on Sunday for his first career title.
The fifth-seeded Italian won on the sun-drenched clay court after taking a 4-1 lead in the final set.
Fognini lost his first two career finals last year and went into the match with a 0-2 record against Kohlschreiber...
(July 13, 2013) Italy’s Fabio Fognini joined the ATP winner’s circle for the first time taking the clay court event in Stuttgart defeating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the title. “Finally, after two finals, I have won,” Fognini said. “I played great, great tennis this week. I am really happy to have [...]
(July 13, 2013) Four of the five top seeds, including three Germans, were in action at Friday’s quarterfinals at the 35th edition of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.
In the first match of a beautiful sunny day at the Weissenhof Club, two unseeded players met each other for the first time. Roberto Bautista-Agut faced Michael Berrer, who was born in Stuttgart and entered the tournament...
(July 13, 2013) Another sunny and hot day in Stuttgart began with a fully-packed program off the courts.
In the morning, the organizers of the Mercedes Cup presented their “Vision 2015”, the year when the tournament’s surface will switch from clay to grass. Themed by “Mercedes Cup serves green”, a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony took place with tournament director Edwin...