x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Haas outwits Andreev to reach quarters

Germany's Tommy Haas reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in his career after beating Russia's Igor Andreev 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.

LONDON // Germany's Tommy Haas reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in his career today when he beat Russia's Igor Andreev 7-6, 6-4, 6-4. Haas, at 31 and two months the oldest player remaining in the men's draw, showed superb timing off both wings to produce his best showing at the All England Club since his debut in 1997. The former world No 2 took a tight opener 10-8 on the tiebreak and after that solved the problem of the 29th seed's booming forehand to wrap up the second just 41 minutes later.

A single break was enough in the third and the end came when Andreev netted a forehand. He will play Israel's Dudi Sela or the fourth seed Novak Djokovic from Serbia for a place in the semi-finals. *Reuters