Rosol surprises again in Stuttgart

Wimbledon surprise-packet Lukas Rosol continued his giant-killing ways with a first-round win over fifth seed Robin Haase at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

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The world number 103 pulled off one of the biggest Wimbledon shocks when he beat Rafael Nadal in the second round last month and showed it was no one-off as he eased beat Haase 6-4 7-5.

The 26-year-old Czech will meet local hopeful Bjorn Phau in the next round after he beat Martin Fischer 6-3 6-3.

Seventh seed Lukas Kubot also crashed out after he lost to 21-year-old local hopeful Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-2 0-6 6-3.

Veteran German Tommy Haas was the only seed to progress as he rallied past Igor Andreev 4-6 6-2 6-2.

Thomaz Bellucci will meet Australian third seed Bernard Tomic in the second round by beating Robin Kern 7-6 (7/3) 6-2.

French duo Benoit Paire and Jeremy Chardy were joined in the next round by Sergiy Stakhovsky and Tobias Kamke.



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