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
RESULTS – SATURDAY, 28 APRIL, 2012
Singles – Semi-finals
 G Simon (FRA) d M Bachinger (GER) 75 62
F Fognini (ITA) d [Q] A Balazs (HUN) 63 61
Doubles – Final
 R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) 76(2) 63
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 29 APRIL, 2012
CENTRAL start 3:00 pm
 G Simon (FRA) vs F Fognini (ITA)