Ferrer Sets Up Fognini Final in Buenos Aires

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Italian No. 1 Fabio Fognini fought back from a set and a break down to defeat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday afternoon, securing his spot in the Copa Claro final. Fognini will meet Spanish No. 1 and two-time defending champion David Ferrer, who defeated fellow countryman Nicolas Almagro earlier today.

David Ferrer breezed through his semi-final contest against fellow countryman Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to set up his third consecutive final in Buenos Aires. The two-time defending champion is in fantastic form, as he reached his first final of the season without dropping a single set. The Spaniard reached the semi-final in Auckland and the quarter-final of the Australian Open before arriving at the Copa Claro, where he is now attempting to win his third consecutive title.

World No. 14 Fabio Fognini is through to his fifth consecutive clay court final, having defeated Mayer, Andujar and Robredo en route to the final. The Italian had a particularly intense semi-final contest, as he had to battle back from a set and a break down to earn the victory. After losing the Umag final to Robredo last year, the Spaniard was close to replicating his efforts but failed to serve it out at 5-4 in the second set and proceeded to drop four straight games and eventually the match in just under two hours.

The Copa Claro Final takes place Sunday afternoon.

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