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HAMBURG, Germany — Fabio Fognini saved three match points before beating Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2 Sunday to win the German Tennis Championships for his second title in two weeks.
The 12th-seeded Italian extended his winning run to 10 matches. He won his first career title last week in Stuttgart, Germany, also on clay.
Fognini trailed 4-1 in the second set after losing four straight games following a long discussion with officials over a warning. The Italian changed his racket after breaking a string, but took a long time going to the bench and was given a warning. He then engaged in a long argument with the chair umpire and tournament supervisor and was unable to keep his game together, still muttering during changeovers.
But Fognini finally settled down and rallied to level at 4-4. Delbonis squandered…
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