Robredo progresses in Auckland

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Tommy Robredo contended with a swirling wind to reach the quarterfinals of the Heineken Open with a 7-6 (1), 7-6 (2) win over Simon Greul on Wednesday.

Robredo was playing his first match at the tournament after a bye to the second round and found conditions trying on center court as he overcame the 59th-ranked German in 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Greul served for both sets, up 5-3 in the first — two service breaks to one — and at 5-4 in the second but Robredo pegged back his leads.