Australians Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have both reached the quarter-finals of the ATP Tour event in Munich.
The duo did so in similar fashion, dominating their opening sets, losing the second on tie-breakers and then recovering in the third.
The fifth-seeded Tomic beat Potito Starace of Italy 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 to make his first career quarter-final on clay. Tomic was down a break of serve at the start of the final set before coming back.
Matosevic defeated fellow qualifier Robert Farah of Colombia 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2. Matosevic is playing his first career tournament on clay.
Tomic next goes against Feliciano Lopez, the second-seeded Spaniard who beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Matosevic plays fourth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, who beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 7-5, 6-3.
Kohlschreiber and Lopez had byes into the second round.
In the other quarter-finals, third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia plays sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus meets Tommy Haas of Germany.
AAPTags: sport, tennis, germany, australia First posted May 04, 2012 05:57:03