Result: Fabio Fognini battles past Tim Puetz to reach round three

Fabio Fognini battles his way to a 2-6 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3 victory over Tim Puetz in the second round of Wimbledon.

Fabio Fognini fought back from falling behind to beat Tim Puetz 2-6 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3 in round two of Wimbledon on Wednesday afternoon.

Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrates beating US player Alex Kuznetsov during their men's singles first round match on day one of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 23, 2014© Getty Images

The Italian failed to find any consistency on his serve, and he paid the price as Puetz broke at either end of the first set to take the opener comfortably.

Fognini's service problems continued to trouble him, but a break of his own in the fifth game of the second set handed him a crucial advantage.

The 16th seed missed the opportunity to level the scores earlier, before converting a break point for a 6-4 success.

There were improvements from both players in the third set, which was decided in an enthralling tie-break that ended with Fognini wrapping up an 8-6 success.

Both players traded breaks early in the fourth set, before Fognini pulled ahead to make it 3-1, and he fought off a determined Puetz late on to complete the win over the German.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson returns against France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin during their men's singles second round match on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2014
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