bucharest12simon_fognini

Points won by each set: [ 39-35, 39-33 ]
Points won directly on serve:
16 % Simon – 12 of 72
9 % Fognini – 7 of 74

Simon [12] improves his great record in ATP finals to 10-2 claiming his third Romanian Open title (2007-08). It’s the first ATP final for the 25-year-old Fognini [57]. The Italian began the match with *2:0 (deuce), but from 3-all the more experienced & patient Simon was dominating longer rallies to the end. In the 2nd set the Frenchman survived the two longest games of the match, withstanding 5 break points first, then 5 game points. “It was very difficult,” said Simon of the one hour, fifty-minute encounter. “Fabio played well and I had to run a lot today.” One week later they face each other in the Madrid first round, and Simon wins 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

Simon’s route to his 10th title:
2 Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-2
Q Lukasz Kubot 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
S Matthias Bachinger 7-5, 6-2
W Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3

Serve & volley: Simon 0, Fognini 0

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