Tomic beat Haas, advances to quarterfinals of Mercedes Cup

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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