Cuevas's Brasil Open reign ended by Fognini

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Cuevas had won 15 matches in succession in Sao Paulo but was dethroned by Fognini on Sunday (AEDT), the Italian completing a 6-4 6-2 victory in just 71 minutes.

Knowing he was heading out of the tournament at 5-1 down in the second set, the Uruguayan returned a lob with a half-volleyed tweener that Fognini smashed beyond him.

Jarry was unable to take things easy as he fought back from a set down for the third time this week to earn his place in a first final on the ATP World Tour.

He overcame Horacio Zeballos 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 and will aim to become the first Chilean to win an ATP title since Fernando Gonzalez triumphed in Vina del Mar in 2009.