All 3 seeded players in action advance at BMW Open
MUNICH (AP) Roberto Bautista Agut, David Goffin and Philipp Kohlschreiber, the three seeded players in action on Wednesday, all advanced to the quarterfinals of the BMW Open clay-court tournament.
Third-seeded Bautista Agut breezed past qualifier Radek Stepanek 6-0, 6-3 and No. 5 Kohlschreiber dispatched wild card entry Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-4.
Kohlschreiber is a two-time champion, while the 18-year-old Zverev is the youngest of eight teenagers in the Top 200 of the ATP Rankings.
Fourth-seeded Goffin needed three sets to get past Simone Bolelli 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-1 and will next face Kohlschreiber.
Victor Estrella Burgos overcame Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-7 (1), 7-5 to set up a match against Bautista Agut, who saved all four break points he faced and hit six aces.
In a first-round match, Pablo Andujar beat Joao Souza 6-4, 6-4. Andujar was runner-up in Barcelona last week and withstood 11 aces to beat Souza.
Top-seeded Andy Murray will be in action on Thursday against German qualifier Mischa Zverev.