Found April 28, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :

Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon will attempt to capture his third Bucharest title when he faces Fabio Fognini on Sunday. Simon moved past Matthias Bachinger 7-5, 6-2, while Fognini soundly ousted qualifier Attila Balazs, 6-3, 6-1.


Simon who took the Bucharest title in 2007 and 2008 spoke about his chances,”I know that I can play very good here. I know the center court perfectly and I really think I can win this tournament one more time.”

This will be Fognini’s first ATP World Tour final. “I’ve lost maybe six or seven semifinals in a row, but today I was really solid,” the Italian told media.


ATP World Tour 250 
Bucharest, Romania  (+3 hours GMT)
23 – 29 April, 2012     Surface: Clay



Singles – Semi-finals
[1] G Simon (FRA) d M Bachinger (GER) 75 62
F Fognini (ITA) d [Q] A Balazs (HUN) 63 61

Doubles – Final
[1] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) 76(2) 63


CENTRAL start 3:00 pm
[1] G Simon (FRA) vs F Fognini (ITA)



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