Australia's Bernard Tomic returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Luca Vanni at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
David Vincent
June 11, 2015

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic cut short the comeback of German veteran Tommy Haas and reached the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup with a 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory on Thursday.

The 37-year-old Haas played his second match after missing more than a year with a shoulder injury. Tomic saved two set points and then won the first 11 points of the second set as he quickly broke Haas' serve twice for a decisive lead.

The Australian will next face either top-seeded Rafael Nadal or Marcos Baghdatis.

German qualifier Mischa Zverev continued his good run in the grass-court event, beating Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 for a place in the last eight.

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