Fognini sweeps St. Petersburg opener

by: AP | September 17, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP)—Top-seeded Fabio Fognini beat qualifier Dominic Inglot 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open.

Fognini, the runner-up last year, broke Inglot early in each set and saved the only break point he faced late in the second set.

The 17th-ranked Italian is looking for his third career title. He won his first two back to back in June.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who is also looking for his third career title, defeated qualifier Mikhail Biryukov 6-4, 6-1. Eighth-seeded Denis Istomin eliminated Samuel Groth 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, breaking decisively on his first match point when the Australian qualifier returned his forehand long.
 

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Hidden Gems: The Laver Cup format demands a deep dive into doubles

Given his experience, look for Sam Querrey to figure into doubles play in Prague.

Monica Puig raises money for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican has started a donations page to help the island recover.

Rafael Nadal, other Spanish players react to Conchita Martinez firing

"Conchita deserves maximum recognition," said Nadal.