Nadal beats Fognini to win Hamburg Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after he won the final match of the Hamburg Open ATP tennis tournament against Fabio Fognini of Italy, in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday Aug. 2, 2015. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play on his beloved clay to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time on Sunday.

Nadal squandered a 3-1 lead in the final set and saved two set points before prevailing in 2 hours and 34 minutes over the eighth-seeded Italian and the 2013 Hamburg winner.

"It was a great match, many great points, many breaks, we fought hard," Nadal said. "I had many ups and downs."

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