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upset 2006 champion Tommy
Robredo of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (6)
to reach the Hamburg Open
tennis quarterfinals yesterday.
The 42nd-ranked Czech saved
seven break points while con-
verting his one chance, and took
nearly two hours to put away
the No. 3 seed.
Rosol, who lost in the final in
Stuttgart against Roberto
Bautista Agut on Sunday, will
next play Philipp Kohlschreiber,
the seventh-seeded German who
defeated 2011 champion Gilles
Simon of France 7-5, 6-3.
Top seed David Ferrer of Spain
beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-
3, 3-6, 6-3 for a quarterfinal
with compatriot Pablo Andujar,
who eased past Dustin Brown
of Germany 6-1, 6-2.
German wild card Tobias
Kamke knocked out the fourth-
seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-
5, 2-6, 7-5 in just over two hours.
The 83rd-ranked Kamke next
faces 17-year-old Alexander
Zverev, another Hamburg native,
who defeated Santiago Giraldo
of Colombia 6-4, 7-6 (6) to keep
his breakthrough run going.
The 285th-ranked Zverev
defeated No 5 seed Mikhail
Youzhny of Russia on Wednes-
Also winners were Leonardo
Mayer of Argentina, and Dusan
Lajovic, against whom fellow
Serb Filip Krajinovic retired in
the first set due to illness.
Barthel, Kanepi advance
to Swedish quarters
Mona Barthel of Germany reached her second
quarterfinals of the year when she beat qualifier
Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at the
Swedish Open tennis yesterday.
Barthel, chasing her third WTA title, will face
Kaia Kanepi for the first time today. The Estonian
defeated another qualifier, Richel Hogenkamp of
the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-1 to play in her third quar-
ters this season.
In a tournament where none of the eight seeds
made the last eight, there's another first-time
clash: Alexandra Panova of Russia against Silvia
Soler-Espinosa of Spain.
Panova, a one-time finalist on tour, beat Grace
Min of the United States 6-2, 6-4. Soler-Espinosa,
a first-time finalist in Strasbourg in May, got past
Julia Goerges of Germany 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
for ethnic slur
Italy's Fabio Fognini has apologised for using an
ethnic slur toward Serbian opponent Filip Kraji-
novic during a second-round loss at the Hamburg
Open tennis tournament.
A video of Fognini showed him muttering the
Italian word "zingaro," meaning gypsy, while he
had his back to Krajinovic during Wednesday's
After it was picked up on social media, Fognini
tweeted: "I made a mistake. I didn't want to of-
fend anyone. ... I know Filip very well and anyone
who plays sports knows that at times you get car-
ried away saying things that make no sense."
Krajinovic, a 149th-ranked qualifier, won 6-4, 6-0
against the defending champion and second seed.
The temperamental Fognini also broke his
racket in half by stepping on it as he headed to a
changeover midway through the second set.
Durant, Rousey win top
athlete honours at ESPYs
NBA forward Kevin Durant won two ESPY
Awards, including male athlete of the year, and
mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned fe-
male athlete honours, becoming the first UFC
fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at
the show honouring the year's best performances
Durant also won best NBA player, ending Le-
Bron James' two-year reign in both categories.
"Everybody helped me out along the way," Du-
rant said. "My beautiful mom watching at home
who couldn't be here. My favourite teammate,
Durant beat out fellow male athlete nominees
Miguel Cabrera of baseball team the Detroit
Tigers, Peyton Manning of the NFL's Denver Bron-
cos and boxer Floyd Mayweather during the show
hosted by rapper Drake at the Nokia Theatre.
Rousey, the first female UFC champion, won
over WNBA star Maya Moore, Olympic champion
skier Mikaela Shiffrin and college basketball player
The winners in most categories were deter-
mined by fan voting.
Rousey didn't attend, with presenter Chrissy
Teigen saying the fighter had surgery a day earlier.
Manning didn't go home empty-handed. He col-
lected two trophies: best NFL player and record-
breaking performance. Manning won his fifth
Most Valuable Player award last season, when he
set single-season records by passing for 55 touch-
downs and more than 5,500 yards.
The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks
won best team. Their All-Pro cornerback, Richard
Sherman, won breakthrough athlete.
Rosol upsets Robredo in Hamburg
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