Top-seed Tipsarevic eases into Munich quarters
Top-seed Janko Tipsarevic opened his campaign at the Munich ATP claycourt tournament on Thursday by easing into the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Grega Zemlja as four Germans reached the last eight.
- Published: 3/05/2013 at 01:49 AM
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Serbian Janko Tipsarevic returns the ball during his ATP tennis BMW Open second round match against Slovenian Grega Zemlja in Munich, southern Germany, on May 2, 2013. Tipsarevic won 6-4, 6-2.
The Serbian, ranked 10th in the world, is aiming to clinch his second title of the year, having started the season with a win in Chennai.
Tipsarevic, who captured his first clay title in Stuttgart in 2012, will now play Germany's Daniel Brands, who beat French wildcard Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, for a place in Saturday's semi-finals.
Veteran Tommy Haas takes on compatriot Florian Mayer in the only all-German quarter-final after the 35-year-old beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1 on his 10th appearance in Munich.
"It was a tough match, but I knew it would be beforehand," said Haas as rain-affected Thursday's play.
"It's perhaps my last big chance to win here."
Mayer, the sixth-seed and 2011 runner-up, rallied past Australia's Marinko Matosevic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
In the other quarter-final, fifth-seed Alexandr Dolgopolov will face Croatia's Ivan Dodig.
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