Haas stuns Simon in Hamburg

  • Last Updated: July 18 2012, 20:33 BST

Tommy Haas sent reigning champion Gilles Simon crashing out in the second round of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg.

Tommy Haas in action during his victory.

Wild card Haas, 34, is still recovering form after a long battle against injury but showed flashes of his best as he ousted the second seed and world number 12 4-6 6-3 6-4 in two hours and six minutes.

Haas took five of his seven break-point chances as he triumphed for the third time in four meetings against Frenchman Simon, and will now face fellow German Florian Mayer in the quarter-finals.

Mayer, the seventh seed, brushed aside Robin Haase 6-2 6-1 in 56 minutes to progress.

Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic was a 6-3 6-2 winner against qualifier Federico Delbonis and the Croatian will now face Spain's Albert Ramos, who saw off Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon conqueror Lukas Rosol 7-6 (10/8) 4-6 6-3.