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Fognini reaches final of Croatia Open

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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.

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