Kohlschreiber keeps German hopes alive with win

5/3/2007 - Tennis

MUNICH, Germany -- Second-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech
Republic advanced to the BMW Open quarterfinals Thursday, beating
Chile's Nicolas Massu 7-5, 6-1.

Berdych will face France's Nicolas Devilder, a 6-3, 7-5 winner
over Germany's Tobias Summerer.

Philipp Kohlschreiber upset fifth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of
Finland 6-1, 6-4 to keep alive hopes for the first German winner
since Michael Stich 13 years ago.

"I felt a little nervous at the end, but I will do anything to
reach the final," Kohlschreiber said. "That would be an important
step for me."

Kohlschreiber will face Sebastien Grosjean, the French veteran
who followed up his victory over German star Tommy Haas by rallying
to edge Argentina's Martin Vassallo Arguello 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.