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Federer, Haas win in three sets in Germany

July 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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HAMBURG, Germany, July 17 (UPI) -- Top seeds Roger Federer and Tommy Haas both needed three sets Wednesday to reach the third round of the German Tennis Championships.

Federer, seeded No. 1, came from behind for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Daniel Brands. Federer, who lost one of two break points for Brands in the first set, lost only 10 points on serve over the second and third sets.

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After losing the first set, Federer lost only 14 points -- two serving -- in the second.

Haas, last year's tournament runner-up, was a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 winner over Blaz Kavcic. He had a total of five breaks, with two coming in the third set.

Carlos Berlocq, who picked up his first ATP championship last week in Sweden, posted one of five second-round upset wins Wednesday. He took out 16th-seeded Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6).

Also advancing with wins over seeded players were Marcel Granollers, who ousted sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi 6-2, 1-6, 6-1; Federico Delbonis, who beat 10th-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who got by No. 13 Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2; and Jan Hajek, who beat No. 15-seeded Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 and earned a third-round match with Federer.

Also, fourth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz survived a third-set tiebreakers in beating Robin Haase 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4); fifth-seeded Juan Monaco eased past Gail Monfils 6-4, 6-4; 11th seeded Feliciano Lopez topped Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5, 6-3; No. 12 Fabio Fognini defeated Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-3; and No. 14 Fernando Verdasco edged past Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

The official name of the tournament is the best-at-home Open-German Tennis Championships.

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