Berdych beats Paire in Stuttgart, ends 5-match losing streak

Tomas Berdych, left, Benoit Paire, right, after Berdych beats Paire at the ATP Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Feliciano Lopez returns the ball to Gilles Simon during their match at the ATP Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Aktion

Nick Kyrgios reacts during the match against Maximilian Marterer at the ATP Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (M

Gilles Simon returns the ball to Feliciano Lopez during their match at the ATP Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Aktion

Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to Maximilian Marterer during their match at the ATP Mercedes Cup tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, June 14, 2

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Tomas Berdych beat Benoit Paire 7-6 (3), 6-4 to end his five-match losing streak and reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.

The third-seeded Czech dropped just six first-serve points and saved the only break he faced.

Berdych next faces Milos Raonic, who beat Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-4. The seventh-seeded Canadian is going for his first title on grass.

Guido Pella of Argentina beat Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-6 (4), 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against Roger Federer.

Also, fourth-seeded Nick Kyrgios returned from a right elbow injury to beat Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 for a match against Feliciano Lopez. Lopez progressed past Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 6-4.