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Cuevas reaches final of Croatia Open

Qualifier Pablo Cuevas beats top-seeded Fabio Fognini to reach Croatia Open finals

Cuevas reaches final of Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas defeated top-seeded Fabio Fognini from Italy 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of Croatia Open on Sunday.

It will be Cuevas' second consecutive ATP final. He won the title in Bastad, Sweden, two weeks ago.

The 60th-ranked Uruguayan broke Fognini early to race out to a 3-0 lead and capture the first set.

He broke again to start the second set, but Fognini reeled off four straight games to make it 4-2. Cuevas responded by winning the last four games.

Cuevas will face the winner of the second semifinal between third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain.

Heavy rains on Saturday caused the semifinals to be postponed until Sunday. The final will be played Sunday evening after the players have rested.