ATP 250 – St. Petersburg

Damir Dzumhur from Bosnia-Herzegovina surprisingly won the ATP 250 tennis tournament in St. Petersburg.

Dzumhur was not seeded before the start of the tournament, but it didn’t stop him from winning it. In the final game of the competition, the Bosnian player beat the №3 seeded Fabio Fognini from Italy in three sets – 3-6 6-4 6-2.

Dzumhur started his participation in the tournament against the №6 seeded and another Italian – Paolo Lorenzi. He won the match with a 7-5 7-5 result, before facing the experienced veteran Marcos Baghdatis in the next round. It was a close and competitive match, which Damir Dzumhur won in two sets – 6-4 7-6(4).

During the 1/4-finals the Bosnian had to face Liam Broady from Great Britain. Before that Broady enjoyed wins over Ernests Gulbis and Adrian Mannarino. Broady entered the main draw from the qualifications and he won a set against Dzumhur, but he lost the match with 3-6 6-2 4-6.

The Bosnian player reached the final after beating the №8 seeded Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany – 6-3 7-5.

Fabio Fognini started his road to the finals with a bye in the first round. In the next round the Italian had a tough test against the experienced Russian Mikhail Youzhny, which he won in three – 6-4 4-6 6-4.

In the 1/4-finals Fognini tested his skills against Ricardas Berankis. It was a relatively easy game for Fognini, which he won with 6-3 6-0.

His biggest so far came in the 1/2-finals, where he had to meet the №1 seeded Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain. Bautista Agut was the big favourite to win the tournament, but just one step before the final, he lost against Fognini – 6-2 6-7(7) 6-7(5).