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Tennis: Davis Cup result - Germany 1 Spain 0

Results from the Davis Cup World Group opening round tie between Germany and Spain in Frankfurt on Friday (all times GMT): Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 Florian Mayer (GER) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Saturday (from 1200) Daniel Brands/Tommy Haas (GER) v Fernando Verdasco/David Marrero (ESP) Sunday (from 1200) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Florian Mayer (GER) v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) afp

Tennis: Haas at the doubles as Germany host Spain

A shoulder injury will restrict Germany's veteran Tommy Haas to the doubles for this weekend's Davis Cup World Group first round match against Spain, which starts Friday. Spain are without both world number one Rafael Nadal and fifth ranked David Ferrer on Frankfurt's hard courts where a place in April's quarter-finals is at stake. The injury means the 35-year-old Haas will only play in Saturday's doubles rubber with Daniel Brands, leaving Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer to play in Friday's singles.

Tennis: Patchy Kohlschreiber grinds out Auckland win

Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber held off a gutsy fightback from Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the second round of the Auckland Open on Tuesday. Fifth seed Kohlschreiber, who won the Auckland tournament in 2008 and was a finalist last year, had to dig deep for a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over Carreno Busta. The German looked to be cruising as he took the first set, before Carreno Busta's serve found its range and Kohlschreiber found himself in a dogfight as his error rate climbed.

Tennis: Del Potro survives Shanghai scare to progress

Argentina's in-form Juan Martin del Potro survived a major scare at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday, battling back from a set down to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in a third-set tie-break. The German world number 23 rattled the former US Open champion, striking 50 winners and 22 aces in a brave display of attacking tennis that had Del Potro searching for answers before he dug deep to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).

Kohlschreiber advances to play Del Potro in Shanghai; Seppi to face Federer

Shanghai, Oct 8 (EFE).- Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and Italy's Andreas Seppi won their first-round matches Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters and will next take on Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro and Switzerland's Roger Federer, respectively. Kohlschreiber defeated Chinese wildcard Mao-Xin Ghong 7-5, 6-2 in just over an hour, hitting nine aces and winning 90 percent of his first-serve points during the contest. The German also capitalized on his chances against his opponent's serve, converting all three of his break points.

Tennis: Metz Open ATP results - collated

Results from the fourth day of the ATP Metz Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x4) 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (7/5), 2-1 - retired Florian Mayer (GER x8) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-3, 6-2 Benjamin Becker (GER) bt Albano Olivetti (FRA) 6-7 (8/10), 6-3, 6-1 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA x3) 6-4, 6-4 Gilles Simon (FRA x2) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-2, 6-3 afp

Tennis: Rookie keeps Germany in Davis Cup World Group

Rookie Daniel Brands maintained Germany's Davis Cup World Group status by sealing Sunday's 3-1 victory over Brazil after stepping in as a late replacement after illness to Philipp Kohlschreiber. Brands, 26, who made his Davis Cup debut in Saturday's doubles, enjoyed a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win over Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci having stepped in after Kohlschreiber suffered stomach problems. Despite the late call-up, Brands was always in control against Bellucci, who reached the Australian Open quarter-finals at the start of the year, much to Kohschreiber's relief.

Tennis: Davis Cup result - Germany 2 Brazil 1

Davis Cup World Group play-off result between Germany and Brazil in Ulm on Saturday: Germany 2 Brazil 1 Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Daniel Brands/Martin Emmerich (GER) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Playing Sunday (from 1100 GMT) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Tomaz Bellucci (BRA) Florian Mayer (BRA) v Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) Played Friday Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 Florian Mayer (GER) bt Tomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 afp

Tennis: Davis Cup result - Germany 2 Brazil 0

Davis Cup World Group play-off result between Germany and Brazil in Ulm on Friday: Germany 2 Brazil 0 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 Florian Mayer (GER) bt Tomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 Playing Saturday (from 1100 GMT) Daniel Brands/Martin Emmerich (GER) v Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares (BRA) Playing Sunday (from 1100 GMT) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Tomaz Bellucci (BRA) Florian Mayer (BRA) v Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) afp

Tennis: Fognini extends German Stuttgart curse

Italy's Fabio Fognini bounced back to claim a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win in Sunday's final of the Stuttgart ATP tournament as Philipp Kohlschreiber failed to break the 22-year-old German curse on the event. Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich remains the only German to have won the Stuttgart tournament in 1991 after Fognini, 26, converted his first match point after two hours to beat Kohlschreiber and claim his first win on the ATP tour.
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