Top-seeded Cilic wins debut at Rio Open

(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Fabio Fognini of Italy dropped his racket and still won the set point in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday.

Fognini, seeded fifth, was serving for the second set against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil when the racket slipped from his hand after serving. But it bounced back up off the clay, he snatched it, rallied with Bellucci and hit an overhead winner at the net to tie the score on sets.

Fognini, who had been down a set and 4-0, ultimately prevailed 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2.

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