July 23, 2016

UMAG, Croatia (AP) Andrej Martin of Slovakia reached his first career ATP final after defeating Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-4 Saturday in the last four of the Croatian Open.

He faces fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the final. The 2013 finalist beat Gastao Elias of Portugal 6-3, 6-3.

Martin and Berlocq played each other in Umag two years ago, when the Argentine won in the first round.

After an unpredictable first set Saturday - with six breaks in the first eight games - Berlocq led 4-2 in the second set before the 124th-ranked Martin won four straight games to close the match.

Fognini did not face a single break point against Elias.

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