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Royal Guard Open Chile
Vina del Mar, Chile

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles - Final
[1] F Fognini (ITA) d L Mayer (ARG) 62 64  

FINAL REVIEW - FOGNINI WINS THIRD CLAY-COURT TITLE
• Top seed Fabio Fognini defeated first-time finalist Leonardo Mayer to claim the title at the Royal Guard Open Chile.
• Fognini won his third ATP World Tour title in his last four clay tournaments, adding to his triumphs at Stuttgart and Hamburg last July. Including a runner-up finish in Umag, the World No. 15 has a 19-1 clay-court record since Roland Garros.
• Fognini will look to reach his fifth straight clay-court final at next week’s Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, where he is the No. 2 seed.
• Mayer, who had saved four match points in a second-round upset win over No. 2 seed Tommy Robredo, was looking to become the third straight Argentine to win the Vina del Mar title.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Fognini:
“I’m going to stay with the positives. This was another important week for me. I was coming from reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open after overcoming an injury I had earlier in the year. I couldn’t ask for a better start of the season. It’s the third title, it’s important, and now I go to Buenos Aires with a lot of confidence.”

Mayer: “I didn’t play that well today and he played incredible. I was sick in the morning, I almost didn’t play, but later the doctors and I decided that I could play.”


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