HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber surpassed Michael Stich as the German with the third most wins on the ATP tour in the Open era when he beat Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the German Open on Tuesday.
Kohlschreiber's 386th win ranked him behind Boris Becker (713) and Tommy haas (563) on the all-time German list. Stich was the tournament director.
There was more good news for Germany when wild card Louis Wessels beat Steven Diez 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.
But fourth-seeded Alxander Zverev, a rising German talent, went out against Inigo Cervantes 7-5, 7-6 (2). Second-seeded Benoit Paire was also eliminated by to Daniel Gimeno-Traver 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (6).
Also through to the second round were seventh-seeded Martin Klizan, and No. 8 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who saved a match point against Kenny De Schepper of France.