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Italian subsequent performs Andujar or Delbonis
Fabio Fognini reached the quarter-finals at a tour-level occasion for the primary time since April on Thursday, overcoming Pedro Martinez 6-4, 7-6(5) on the Argentina Open.
The Italian superior to the ultimate on the ATP 250 occasion in 2014 and set the wheels in movement for an additional deep run this week towards the Spaniard.
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The fourth seed struck the ball with nice depth as he outmanoeuvred Martinez together with his heavy topspin groundstrokes to advance after two hours and 5 minutes.
In a hard-fought match, Fognini rallied from a break down within the first set and recovered from squandering a match level on Martinez’s serve at 4-5, 30/40 within the second set to finally triumph of their first ATP Head2Head assembly.
Fognini is making his thirteenth look in Buenos Aires and can subsequent face the 36-year-old Pablo Andujar or sixth-seeded Argentine Federico Delbonis. The final time Fognini reached the quarter-finals at a tour-level occasion was additionally on clay on the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 10 months in the past.