Gojowczyk Forges Past Fognini, Into Geneva Final
Peter Gojowczyk's run of form in Geneva continues, as the World No. 49 defeated second seed Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 33 minutes to book his place in the final at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open on Friday. The German will face Marton Fucsovics, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 winner over sixth seed Steve Johnson for the title in their first FedEx ATP Head2Head encounter.
Gojowczyk is looking to cap off a stellar week in Geneva, where he has defeated Ivo Karlovic, David Ferrer, Andreas Seppi and Fognini. The 28-year-old admitted court conditions and his familiarity with the venue have benefited him throughout the week.
"I feel well here in Geneva, I have already played club matches here and know the court well," Gojowczyk said. "Normally clay isn't my best surface; I usually prefer hard court and grass. But here it is quite quick and that helps my aggressive game."
World No. 60 Fucsovics advanced to his maiden ATP World Tour final by overcoming Johnson in one hour and 58 minutes. After dropping the first set, the 26-year-old found his groove in the second and coasted through the final set in 31 minutes.
Fucsovics is the first Hungarian ATP World Tour finalist since Balazs Taroczy (1984 Indianapolis) and will try to become the first player from Hungary to capture a tour title since Taroczy (1982 Hilversum) when he faces Gojowczyk in Saturday's final.
Did You Know
Gojowczyk's four opponents in Geneva -- Karlovic, Ferrer, Seppi and Fognini -- have a combined 44 ATP World Tour titles between them.