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Fognini saves 3 match points, wins Hamburg final
Italy's Fabio Fognini reacts during the final match against Argentina's Frederico Delbonis at the bet-at-home German Open ATP tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa,Axel Heimken)
July 21, 2013, 12:09 pm

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Fabio Fognini saved three match points before beating Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2 Sunday to win the German Tennis Championships for his second title in two weeks.

The 12th-seeded Italian extended his winning run to 10 matches. He won his first career title, also on clay, last week in Stuttgart.

Fognini trailed 4-1 in the second set after losing four straight games following a long discussion with officials over a warning. Delbonis wasted three match points in the tiebreaker before Fognini converted his first set point.

Fognini failed to serve out the match at 5-1 but broke to win the title.

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