After trailing 3-1 in the first set, Fabio Fognini mounted a comeback and won four straight games.
After trailing 3-1 in the first set, Fabio Fognini mounted a comeback and won four straight games.
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UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Seeded Italian players Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini reached the semifinals of the Croatia Open on Friday.

The second-seeded Seppi advanced after Horacio Zeballos retired while trailing 6-5 in the first set. The Argentine had two set points at 5-4.

Fognini, seeded No. 3, defeated Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 for his 12th consecutive singles victory and his third semifinal at Umag.

Fognini won four consecutive games after trailing 3-1 in the first set. Another four-game run in the second at 1-1 set up the victory.

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