Fognini fights off three match points to reach Umag final

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

UMAG, Croatia (AP)—Third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy saved three match points before reaching the final of the Croatia Open on Saturday, beating France's Gael Monfils 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in match full of momentum swings and turnarounds.

Fognini will face fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain, a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 winner over second-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy.

Fognini brushed aside Monfils in the first set, losing just 10 points, but then made a number of unforced errors in the second as the Frenchman leveled the match. In the third set, Fognini took a 5-0 lead before Monfils fought back again. Monfils saved two match points when trailing 5-3, but then wasted three of his own at 6-5.

Fognini trailed 2-0 in the tiebreaker before recovering.

 

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

As Federer wows with his play, Hamilton's playwright admires from afar

Lin-Manuel Miranda said that he wrote half of Hamilton while watching Federer's matches. 

An inside look at Team Federer with his former coach, Paul Annacone

Annacone traveled the globe with Federer for parts of four seasons.  

Fashionably Great: Anna Wintour on Roger Federer, in her own words

There are Federer fans, and then there's Anna Wintour—an unabashed Federer groupie.