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Verdasco toppled by Haase

Robin Haase (AFP)
Robin Haase (AFP)
Kitzbuehel - Two-time defending champion Robin Haase has reached the semi-finals of the bet-at-home Cup on Thursday by rallying to beat third-seeded Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Haase, who came off his third career final in Gstaad last week, broke the Spaniard at 5-4 in the second set and came back from a break down in the third.

After winning in 2011 and '12, the Dutchman is now 12-0 at the event.

He will play eighth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain, who beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-3, 6-1 to reach his first semi-final of the season.

Also, second-seeded Juan Monaco defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Monaco will next face Albert Montanes of Spain.

Results from day five of the ATP Kitzbuehel Cup (x denotes seeding):

Quarter-finals:
Marcel Granollers (ESP x8) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-3, 6-1
Robin Haase (NED) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x3) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Albert Montanes (ESP x7) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 6-3
Juan Monaco (ARG x2) bt Daniel Gimeno (ESP) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

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