Tommy Haas sets up clash with Roger Federer at Mercedes Cup
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Tommy Haas sets up clash with Roger Federer at Mercedes Cup

Veteran Tommy Haas secured a second-round Mercedes Cup clash against top seed Roger Federer with victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Stuttgart.

The 39-year-old German, currently ranked 302, came through against Frenchman Herbert 6-3 4-6 7-5 to set up a showdown with the Swiss, who received a bye into the second round.

Australian Bernard Tomic saw off Stephane Robert of France 6-1 5-7 6-2 and will next play number three seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

Number eight seed Viktor Troicki of Serbia lost 6-4 6-4 to Frenchman Benoit Paire, while Spaniard Feliciano Lopez put out seventh seed Gilles Simon of France 6-3 6-3.

Marcos Baghdatis retired from his first-round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany having lost the opening set 6-1.

At the Ricoh Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Janko Tipsarevic battled past Yuichi Sugita of Japan to book his second-round match against top seed Marin Cilic.

The Serbian came through 7-6 (7/5) 3-6 6-0 against the Japanese world number 64.

Fifth seed Steve Darcis, though, is out after the Belgian lost 6-2 7-6 (7/3) to Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine.

There was also disappointment for home-favourite Robin Haase as the Dutch number six seed lost 7-6 (7/5) 3-6 6-3 to Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

American wildcard Stefan Kozlov beat German Dustin Brown 6-3 3-6 6-3 to line up a second-round match against number three seed Ivo Karlovic.

American Ernesto Escobedo beat Jason Jung of Taiwan 6-4 6-2 and will next play British number eight seed Aljaz Bedene.

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