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Fognini to meet Bautista Agut in Stuttgart semifinal

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The Canadian Press
7/11/2014 1:40:59 PM
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STUTTGART, Germany -- Defending champion Fabio Fognini eased into the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo.

Fognini saved the only break point he faced and converted two of his six chances to beat the seventh-seeded Giraldo in 81 minutes,

The top-seeded Italian, who is bidding to reach his fourth final of the season, next faces the third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Spanish compatriot and No. 6 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

Lukas Rosol upset the fourth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 48th-ranked Czech next faces Argentina's Federico Delbonis or second-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny, who were playing later.

Fabio Fognini (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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