Fognini knocked out of Hamburg Open

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Fognini knocked out of Hamburg Open

Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic defeated defending champion Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-0 Wednesday as a host of seeded players crashed out in the second round of the Hamburg Open.

The 149th-ranked Krajinovic converted five of his 10 break-point chances against the second-seeded Italian and dropped just eight points in the second set to win in only 54 minutes.

Krajinovic next plays Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, who defeated 15th-seeded Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 6-3, 6-4.

Fifth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia lost 7-5, 7-5 to 17-year-old Alexander Zverev, and another German wild-card Tobias Kamke defeated 13th-seeded Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-4.

Dustin Brown saved two match points in the third set before beating ninth-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8).

AP

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