Fognini claims second ATP title in two weeks|
Hamburg, Germany (Sports Network) - Fabio Fognini won his second ATP World
Tour title in as many weeks with Sunday's victory at the German Open Tennis
The 12th-seeded Fognini rallied past Argentinian qualifier Federico Delbonis
by a 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-2 margin in the final.
Fognini, who saved three match points in the second set tiebreak, became the
first Italian to win in Hamburg.
The 26-year-old Fognini claimed his maiden ATP championship in Stuttgart last
week and is riding a 10-match winning streak.
"It's an amazing week. I can't believe it right now. I just feel incredible, a
real good sensation," Fognini said. "I'm very happy. I was, I think, a little
bit lucky. I was nervous. Today, I didn't play really good, but I fought hard.
I think that was the key. Another trophy, that's the important thing."
Playing in his first career final, Delbonis was trying to become the seventh
first-time winner on the ATP World Tour this year after stunning four-time
champion Roger Federer in Saturday's semifinals.
07/21 14:36:20 ET