Haas suffers second-round exit

  • Last Updated: February 20 2014, 7:43 GMT

Top seed Tommy Haas was knocked out of the ATP Delray Beach International Tennis Championship with a second-round defeat to American qualifier Steve Johnson.

Tommy Haas: Defeated by Steve Johnson
Tommy Haas: Defeated by Steve Johnson

World number 12 Haas of Germany suffered a 6-4 2-6 7-6 loss to the world number 142 and takes, who meets Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the third round.

The 24-year-old claimed his second career win over a top-20 player to build on his best start to an ATP World Tour season on Wednesday.

Fourth seed Kevin Anderson, who won the tournament in 2012, was granted a place in the quarter-finals when Ivo Karlovic retired from their second-round clash with a stomach virus after just one game.

Anderson, 27, faces Marinko Matosevic next after the Australian advanced to his third quarter-final of the season.

Matosevic was leading compatriot Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 before the former world number one was forced to retire with a shoulder injury.

While sixth seed Feliciano Lopez was made to work hard for his second-round win, fighting from a set down to defeat Adrian Mannarino 4-6 6-4 6-2.

In the first round, seventh seeded Croatian Marin Cilic kept up his good run of form as he made a winning start by seeing off Benjamin Becker 6-1 6-3 in just under an hour 55 minutes to progress.


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