Stockholm Open: Grigor Dimitrov consolidates bid for ATP Finals, faces Juan Martin del Potro in title clash

Grigor Dimitrov beat Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 to make the Stockholm ATP final on Saturday to consolidate his bid to play in a first end-of-season Masters.

AFP October 22, 2017 12:38:40 IST
Stockholm Open: Grigor Dimitrov consolidates bid for ATP Finals, faces Juan Martin del Potro in title clash

Stockholm: Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) to make the Stockholm ATP final on Saturday to consolidate his bid to play in a first end-of-season Masters.

Stockholm Open Grigor Dimitrov consolidates bid for ATP Finals faces Juan Martin del Potro in title clash

Grigor Dimitrov in action against Fabio Fognini at Stockholm. Reuters

Top-seeded Dimitrov climbed fifth ahead of Marin Cilic in the race to qualify for the end-of-season Masters in London next month with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem having already confirmed their places.

In Sunday's final, Dimitrov will play defending champion Juan Martin del Potro after the giant Argentine, seeded four, defeated Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).

Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, will be looking to claim a 20th career title and become just the third Argentine player to reach the mark after Guillermo Vilas, who won 62 titles and Jose Luis Clerc who ended his career on 25.

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