Foggini through to last four

Top seed Fabio Fognini battled through to the semi-finals of the ATP Royal Guard Open in Vina del Mar as he saw off number five Jeremy Chardy.

It was hard work but he eventually triumphed 6-4 3-6 6-2 against the Frenchman, setting up a semi-final with Spain's Nicolas Almagro.

The number three seed had an easier time of it in his semi, knocking out qualifier Taro Daniel 6-2 7-5.

On the other side of the draw, number seven Guillermo Garcia-Lopez was beaten 3-6 6-4 6-2 by Colombian Santiago Giraldo, who will now face Leonardo Mayer - a 3-6 7-5 6-3 winner over Daniel Gimeno-Traver.