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Ramos, Fognini pull off upsets in Italian Open 2nd round

IANS  |  Rome 

Spain's and Italy's pulled off upset victories on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Italian Open.

World No. 41 Ramos managed to beat world No. 9 John Isner of the 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 7-6(5), reports

The Spanish needed two hours and 54 minutes to avenge his 2017 loss to Isner in the same tournament.

Also Wednesday, World No. 21 Fognini defeated World No. 8 Dominic Thiem of 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in over two hours and six minutes.

After the match, said it "was a very intense fight, basically from the beginning to the end. So I'm disappointed that I lost, obviously. But game-wise, I'm not really disappointed."

For the third round, Ramos is set to take on either Serbia's Novak Djokovic or Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili, while Fognini is scheduled to face of

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:32 IST
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