MARBELLA, Spain(AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday and Germany tied defending champion Spain 1-1 in their best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal matchup.

Kohlschreiber converted three of his five break chances to beat Robredo, who failed to convert either of his two chances.

Spain had led after Fernando Verdasco beat Andreas Beck 6-0, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1 in the first singles match.

Verdasco will return to the outdoor clay to team up with Feliciano Lopez for Saturday's doubles match against Nicolas Kiefer and Mischa Zverev before Sunday's reverse singles.

With Rafael Nadal missing because of a knee injury, Verdasco has been called on to play three matches. Robredo is filling in for David Ferrer, who has a muscle strain.