Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tommy Haas goes to the quarterfinals and will face Del Potro

German Tommy Haas, world number 273, won his match against Slovenian Aljaz Beden 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and will face in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro.

Haas, who in May 2002 he became the No. 2 world ranking, again qualifying for the quarterfinals of a tournament after the last time to get it in 2009 during the Washington Open.

His rival, del Potro, has prepared its set-up for the match against Haas held today, along with Radel Czech Stepanek, the doubles for the second round of the tournament against the Austrians Andreas Haider-Maude and Philipp Oswald, those who have earned a double 6-4.

The German Daniel Brands, No. 182 world ranking, has defeated in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (4) the Radeck Czech Stepanek, No. 26 world ranking and seeded fourth in the tournament.

On the other hand, Belgian Steve Darcis has defeated Austrian Dominic Thiem by a double 6-2.

These three players, Haas, Brands and Darcis, had to play the preliminary tournament to qualify and join the main draw. This fact, that three players from the previous phase will qualify for the quarterfinals, last occurred in 2009 during the Moscow Open, and the last time a player from the previous phase of the tournament was won same year but in the St Petersburg Open was won by the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 9 in the world and seeded in Vienna, has also qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament by default, in the third set, his rival, the Finn Jarkko Nieminen. Despite the withdrawal, the score was in favor of the French by a 3-6, 6-1 and 3-1.

In the other matches, Belgian Xavier Malisse won the Italian Fabio Fognini and Austrian Melzer JUGENE Spanish has defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.


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