Fognini, Robredo into Buenos Aires semis
Buenos Aires, Argentina (SportsNetwork.com) - Second seed Fabio Fognini and former champion Tommy Robredo were a pair of quarterfinal winners Friday at the Copa Claro tennis event, which is part of the ATP World Tour's 'Golden Swing' through Latin America.
The Italian Fognini handled Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-3, while the third- seeded 2009 champion Robredo, of Spain, was leading sixth-seeded Robin Haase 6-1, 2-0 when the Dutchman retired with a back injury on the red clay at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.
Fognini and Robredo will lock horns in one of Saturday's semifinals.
The gritty Fognini remains on course to reach his fifth straight clay-court final, dating back to last year. He's 22-1 on clay since last year's French Open.
02/14 17:14:59 ET