Hamburg - Tommy Haas has outlasted qualifier Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the German Tennis Championships.
The second-seeded Haas blew a 4-1 lead in the third set but held serve and then broke to clinch the match when Kavcic sent a forehand long.
The German was runner-up in the tournament last year and is the oldest player in the top 100 at 35.
He is looking for his second title at home this season, after winning in Munich.Results from the ATP Hamburg tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):
Defending champion Juan Monaco of Argentina, seeded fifth, beat Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4.
Roger Federer (SUI x1) bt Daniel Brands (GER) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Jan Hajek (CZE) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x15) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Feliciano Lopez (ESP x11) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 7-5, 6-3
Jerzy Janowicz (POL x4) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP x14) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Federico Del Bonis (ARG) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x10) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Juan Monaco (ARG x5) bt Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-4, 6-4
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x13) 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2
Marcel Granollers (ESP) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA x6) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Fabio Fognini (ITA x12) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-1, 6-3
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Martin Klizan (SVK x16) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8/6)
Tommy Haas (GER x2) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4