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Fognini wins fifth ATP title in Gstaad

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Fabio Fognini\'s title victory in Gstaad is his first of the year.

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AFP, Gstaad :
Fabio Fognini defeated Yannick Hanfmann in the Gstaad ATP tournament final on Sunday to win his fifth tour title.
The 31-year-old Italian, ranked 31st in the world, was playing in his 13th ATP final and won 6-4 7-5 against the unheralded world No 170 Hanfmann in Switzerland.
The 25-year-old qualifier from Germany, whose run to the final is the best result of his career, lost in just over one hour and a half.
All five of Fognini's titles have come on clay and the Italian converted three out of eight break point opportunities in the match in comparison to Hanfmann's solitary break of serve.
Hanfmann, competing in only his third ATP World Tour main draw, had seen off Spanish third seed Feliciano Lopez for his first top-50 win in the second round and saved four match points against 2016 finalist Robin Haase in the semi-finals.
Fognini, whose last title came just over a year ago in Umag, made a fast start in breaking the German's serve twice from the off to race into a 4-0 lead, before eventually taking the first set 6-4 in forty minutes.

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