Spain's Lopez to play Berdych in Stuttgart Open quarter-finals
Spain's Feliciano Lopez reached the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Open tennis on Thursday and is set to play Czech Tomas Berdych.
The 35-year-old Spaniard needed one hour and 34 minutes to beat World No. 80 Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, reports Efe.
Third-seeded Berdych defeated Australian Bernard Tomic 7-6 (4), 6-2 in 76 minutes. Lopez played against Berdych 10 years ago in the same tournament, when the Spaniard won 6-0, 6-3.
On Wednesday, Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart grass court tournament today in the Swiss great's first match after almost three months out of action. Haas, a former world number two but now down at 302, won 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 for just his fourth victory in 17 meetings against his close friend.
Federer, building up for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title, hadn't played since March and skipped the entire clay court season. It was just the second defeat of 2017 for 35-year-old Federer, who claimed the Australian Open for his 18th major in January.