Stockholm - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)
to make the Stockholm ATP Tour final on Saturday to consolidate his bid to
play in a first end-of-season ATP Finals.
Top-seeded Dimitrov climbed to
fifth ahead of Marin Cilic in the race to qualify for the end-of-season
ATP Finals in London next month with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal,
Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem having already confirmed their
In Sunday's final, Dimitrov will play defending champion
Juan Martin del Potro after the giant Argentine, seeded fourth, defeated
Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).
the 2009 US Open champion, will be looking to claim a 20th career title
and become just the third Argentine player to reach the mark after
Guillermo Vilas, who won 62 titles and Jose Luis Clerc who ended his
career on 25.
Results from the ATP Stockholm Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding):
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x1) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x6) 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)
Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG x4) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x8) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/1)