Berrer advances to quarters of Mercedes Cup

Michael Berrer of Germany returns a ball to Jeremy Chardy from France, during the round of 16 match of the Mercedes Cup ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Marijan Murat)
July 10, 2013, 11:52 AM

STUTTGART, Germany — German wild card Michael Berrer ousted 2009 champion Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-3 to reach the Mercedes Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.

The 153rd-ranked Berrer saved all four break points he faced against the third-seeded Chardy.

Berrer will next face Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who rallied to beat the eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4.

Second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber beat qualifier and German compatriot Nils Langer 7-5, 6-2.

Another German, sixth-seeded Florian Mayer, was eliminated by Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-0. Monfils will next play Kohlschreiber.

Kohlschreiber had won just four matches in his seven previous visits to Stuttgart.

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