ATP Tour

Haase wins Kitzbuehel opener

2013-07-30 18:02
Robin Haase (Getty Images)
Kitzbuehel - Two-time champion Robin Haase started his title defense by defeating Guillaume Rufin of France 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the bet-at-home Cup on Tuesday.

The 68th-ranked Dutchman was a break up in the second set but lost his lead before converting his second match point in the tiebreaker.

He finished with 10 aces.

Haase, who won the event in 2011 and '12 and reached his third career final in Gstaad last weekend, will next play Daniel Brands.

The German beat fifth-seeded Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2.

Also, Victor Hanescu of Romania defeated Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-2, 6-1, and Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic ousted Aldin Setkic of Bosnia by the same score.

Results from the third day of the ATP Kitzbuehel Cup (x denotes seeding):

Second round:
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x1) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)
Marcel Granollers (ESP x8) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-0, 2-0 retired injured

First round:

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) bt Thomaz Belluci (BRA) 6-7 (1/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)
Robin Haase (NED) bt Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)
Daniel Brands (GER) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG x5) 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-2
Victor Hanescu (ROM) bt Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 6-2, 6-1
Jan Hajek (CZE) bt Aldin Setkic (BIH) 6-2, 6-1
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) bt Dennis Novak (AUT) 6-4, 6-4

Read more on:    atp tour  |  bet-at-home cup  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.