Haas wins in Vienna for 500th victory
VIENNA - Tommy Haas won for the 500th time in his career, reaching the milestone by defeating Jesse Levine of the United States, 6-4, 6-2, yesterday at the Erste Bank Open.
Haas is the 38th player in the modern era to have won 500 matches. Only three others are still active - Roger Federer (871), Rafael Nadal (583) and Lleyton Hewitt (566).
Janko Tipsarevic, seeded second, reached his 13th quarterfinal of the season by defeating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, 6-3, 6-4. Tipsarevic plays Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the quarterfinals. Bedene defeated Donald Young of the U.S., 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3.
Marinko Matosevic of Australia beat wild card Dominic Thiem of Austria, 6-3, 7-6 (5), to set up a quarterfinal against top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro.