Fognini, Stakhovsky, Mathieu advance at Nice Open
Fognini, seeded sixth, won just three points on his opponent's serve in the first set, but bounced back to break him twice in the second set and three more times in the third. Fognini next faces French wild card Gael Monfils, who rallied to beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Paul-Henri Mathieu of France also advanced, beating American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-4, and Guillaume Rufin beat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-1 and will next face second-seeded Gilles Simon in an all-French match..
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