METZ, France, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, the No. 2 seed, and Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu won their second-round matches Wednesday at the Open de Moselle tennis event.
Kohlschreiber rallied to beat fellow German Bjorn Phau 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Mathieu, the third seed playing before an enthusiastic crowd at Metz, France, was a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 victor against fellow Frenchman Marc Gicquel, making it the third time this season Kohlschreiber beat Phau.
The other victories came at the BMW Open in Munich and the Gerry Webber Open in Halle.
Seventh-seeded Andreas Beck of Germany downed Frenchman Thierry Ascione 6-2, 6-4; Russia's Evgeny Korolev came back to beat Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2); Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean edged countryman Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (7-1), 7-5; and Frenchman Michael Llodra overcame German Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Grosjean faces countryman Gilles Simon, the top seed, Thursday in a second-round match.