Top seeds Ferrer, Fognini reach Buenos Aires final

The Associated PressFebruary 15, 2014
Top seeds Ferrer, Fognini reach Buenos Aires final
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Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrates a point during his Buenos Aires' Copa Claro Open semifinal tennis match with Spain's Tommy Robredo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer and No. 2 Fabio Fognini of Italy will contest the final of the Copa Claro in the Argentine capital.

Ferrer defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, the 2011 champion, 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals on Saturday. Ferrer has won 20 ATP events, including the last two in Buenos Aires.

Fognini defeated Tommy Robredo of Spain 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, coming back from 6-3, 5-3 to oust the 2009 champ.

Fognini won the ATP event last week in Chile, picking up his third singles title.

He has reached the final in a fifth consecutive clay-court event since the French Open.