Ferrer and Fognini into final

The top two seeds are safely through to the final of the Buenos Aires Open, as David Ferrer and Fabio Fognini set up a mouthwatering clash on Sunday.

In an all-Spanish semi-final, No 1 seeded Ferrer broke serve four times in seeing off Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-2.

Almagro, the No 4, was always off the pace despite making an early break of his own in the second set.

However, Ferrer's compatriot Tommy Robredo missed a great chance to see off the No 2 seed Fognini.

World No 17 Robredo lost 3-6 7-5 6-3 but had served for the match in the 10th game of the second set.

However, having fended off a possible defeat, Fognini won 10 of 12 games en route to booking his spot in the final.

It was the Italian's first victory over Robredo on clay in five attempts.


Fognini will now need to register a first-ever triumph against Ferrer who has won all six previous meetings - including three on this surface.

All three of the in-form 26-year-old Fognini's ATP Tour titles have come on clay, including last week's tournament in Chile.

Ferrer, 31, from Valencia is chasing a 21st tour title and third in a row in Buenos Aires.