Posted February 07, 2014 on AP on Fox

STUTTGART, GERMANY - JULY 18: Fabio Fognini of Italy reacts during his match against Victor Hanescu of Romania during the MercedesCup at TC Weissenhof on July 18, 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Royal Guard Open clay-court tournament. Fognini had few problems with the unseeded Mayer, winning in 1 hour, 23 minutes. It was Fognini's third ATP Tour title, and all of them have been on clay. Mayer was playing in his first ATP final. It felt more like a final on Saturday, when Fognini beat Nicolas Almagro of Spain in three tough sets. Almagro has dominated previous Latin American clay-court seasons, winning six titles on the swing through South America and Mexico. He has 12 titles overall, all on clay.
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