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Fabio Fognini defeats Tommy Robredo to reach clay-court final in Buenos Aires

  • 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)

    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)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italy's Fabio Fognini eyes the ball during a Buenos Aires' Copa Claro Open tennis semifinal match against Spain's Tommy Robredo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Italy's Fabio Fognini eyes the ball during a Buenos Aires' Copa Claro Open tennis semifinal match against Spain's Tommy Robredo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spain's Tommy Robredo returns the ball to Italy's Fabio Fognini at a Buenos Aires' Copa Claro Open semifinal tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Spain's Tommy Robredo returns the ball to Italy's Fabio Fognini at a Buenos Aires' Copa Claro Open semifinal tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Tommy Robredo of Spain 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 Saturday to reach the final of the Copa Claro clay-court tournament in the Argentine capital.

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

Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain and countryman Nicolas Almagro meet in the other semifinal. Both have been dominant players on the Latin American clay-court circuit. Ferrer has 20 ATP singles titles and Almagro has 12.