Fognini upsets del Potro in Los Cabos final

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Juan Martin del Potro proved gracious in defeat after Fabio Fognini surprised the world number four to win the Los Cabos Open final in straight sets on Saturday.

Del Potro traded breaks with his third-seeded Bosnian opponent in the first two games of their Friday-night semi-final. For del Potro, it is the chance to win a third title this year, and a second in Mexico after his triumph in Acapulco.

Del Potro will face second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, a 6-4, 6-2 victor over British left-hander Cameron Norrie in the first semifinal.

Fognini broke Del Potro twice in the opening set and twice in the second, while dropping his own serve just once throughout.

The Australian was on the brink of crashing out to 20-year-old Andrey Rublev, but turned a second set tiebreak around on his way to securing his spot in the final.

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini poses with his trophy after winning against Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro (not pictured) during the final of the Los Cabos Tennis Open, in Baja California Sur, Mexico, 04 August 2018.

It is the Italian's eighth ATP Tour victory but his first on the hard courts with all of his previous tournament victories coming on clay. But Fognini settled in, defending from all parts of the court and using his forehand to push Del Potro behind the baseline. He played a very smart game. Giron, ranked outside the top 300, gave a good account of himself but ultimately could not match del Potro's power, losing 5-7 3-6.

Fognini, who also enjoyed a first round bye, began his tournament with a comeback win against Frenchman Quentin Halys who he defeated 2-6 6-4 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals.

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