August 01, 2017

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber advanced to the second round of the Generali Open by beating Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Coming off a semifinal run in Hamburg last week, the German led Bagnis 2-0 in the second set before losing five straight games. He broke Bagnis once in the final set to close out the win.

Kohlschreiber, who won the event in 2015, next plays seventh-seeded Jiri Vesely, who defeated Yannick Hanfmann of Germany 6-4, 6-4.

Also, Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo upset two-time former champion Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-4, and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina saved four match points in the second set before beating Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 2-6, 7-6 (11), 7-6 (4).

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