ATP Tour

Italians into Croatian semis

2013-07-26 20:25
Fabio Fognini (AFP)
Umag - Seeded Italian players Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini reached the semi-finals of the Croatia Open on Friday.

The second-seeded Seppi advanced after Horacio Zeballos retired while trailing 6-5 in the first set.

The Argentine had two set points at 5-4.

Fognini, seeded No. 3, defeated Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 for his 12th consecutive singles victory and his third semi-final at Umag.

Fognini won four consecutive games after trailing 3-1 in the first set.

Another four-game run in the second set at 1-1 set up the victory.

Results from the fifth day of the Croatia Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):

Quarter-finals:
Fabio Fognini (ITA x3) bt Martin Klizan (SVK x6) 6-4, 6-2
Andreas Seppi (ITA x2) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-5 - retired

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