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Top seed Haas breezes into quarterfinals

Top seeded German Tommy Haas and eighth seed Russian Marat Safin cruised into the quarterfinals on Wednesday at the 700,000-dollar LA Tennis Open.

sports Updated: Jul 30, 2009 13:07 IST

Top seeded German Tommy Haas and eighth seed Russian Marat Safin cruised into the quarterfinals on Wednesday at the 700,000-dollar LA Tennis Open.

Haas beat American wild card Jesse Levine 6-1, 6-3. Haas has 17 wins and four losses since April. This is Haas first tournament since losing to Roger Federer in the semis at Wimbledon.

Safin rallied to topple Latvian Ernests Gulbis, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on the hardcourts at Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. It's Safin's first quarterfinal berth this year. He'll meet Haas next.

In other second-round play, Aussie qualifier Carsten Ball was leading third- seeded Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 0-1 when the Russian retired with a left ankle injury.