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Fabio Fognini advances to quarterfinals

Updated: April 7, 2011, 2:22 PM ET
Associated Press

CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Fabio Fognini of Italy rallied to defeat Blaz Kavcic 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday and reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Fognini joined top-seeded Spaniard Albert Montanes, Potito Starace of Italy and Gilles Simon of France in the last eight.

Kavcic won more points than Fognini and had four opportunities to win the match but couldn't close it out.

The 90th-ranked Slovenian wasted four match points at 5-3 in the second set and served for ...

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