Tommy Robredo advances, Fabio Fognini ousted in Buenos Aires



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Tommy Robredo advances, Fabio Fognini ousted in Buenos Aires

Tennis: Second seed Tommy Robredo and former World No.9 Nicolas Almagro advanced into the semifinals but the fourth seed Fabio Fognini was stunned in the second round of the Argentina Open ATP Tournament in Buenos Aires. Fabio Fognini had defeated the King of Clay Rafael Nadal and reached the final of the Rio Open 500 in Brazil last week, where he lost to David Ferrer, but this time Carlos Berlocq and the home support behind him was too strong for Fognini.

The 32-year-old Argentinian broke Fognini in the first game of the match but the Italian broke back few games later to make it 2-2. They were level until 3-3, but then Beclocq turned on the professional mode on (as they would say while playing FIFA Football on Play Station). From there on Berlocq never stopped and did not look back, as he won 9 games in a row to win the match 6-3, 6-0 in just 56 minutes.

He will face Slovenia's Blaz Rola next, who outdid another Argentinian qualifier Facundo Bagnis in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Second seed and former world No.5 Tommy Robredo reached the Quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Argentinian wildcard Renzo Olivo.

He will face his countryfellow Nicolas Almagro next. Former World No.9 Almagro defeated his another compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Also Read: Rafael Nadal goes through to the Quarterfinals in Buenos Aires Also Read: Kei Nishikori and Kevin Anderson go through to the semifinals in Acapulco