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Haas tops Tsonga in Munich

May 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM

MUNICH, Germany, May 2 (UPI) -- German player Tommy Haas stunned top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a second-round match Wednesday at the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.

Haas needed barely an hour to eliminate Tsonga 6-1, 6-4. Haas cashed in three of his four break-point chances and lost just 13 points in nine service games.

Haas had lost just two games in a first-round match and was just as sharp in the second against Tsonga. He had a lot of success against Tsonga's second serve, winning 71 percent (10-of-14) of the points in that situation.

He'll go against eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis in the quarterfinals. Baghdatis rallied for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Dustin Brown. Baghdatis dropped his serve three times in the opening set but didn't see a break point the rest of the way.

No. 3-seeded Marin Cilic handled Matthias Bachinger 6-3, 6-2, dropping only 13 points on serve and not allowing Bachinger a break-point opportunity.

Sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny outlasted Santiago Giraldo for a 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4 win. Youzhny had 13 aces and saved all five of the break points he saw on the day.

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