Germany’s Brands put on a serving masterclass, landing 67% of his first serves and going on to win a massive 88% of those points.
The world number 67 only broke the Serb twice but made them count, with too-10 star Tipsarevic not helping himself with two crucial double faults as he went out in one hour and 37 minutes.
Resurgent veteran Tommy Haas beat compatriot Florian Mayer 6-4 6-1 and next faces Croatia’s Ivan Dodig as an all-German final looks a distinct possibility.
Dodig ousted fifth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 6-4.
In Estoril, Portugal, top seed and comfortable favourite David Ferrer moved into the semis with a hard-fought 6-3 4-6 6-4 win over Victor Hanescu.
Stanislas Wawrinka is his main threat, the Swiss also progressing with a 6-4 6-4 win over local player Gastao Elias.
In the women’s event, Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro will face Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final after respective wins over Kaia Kanepi of Estonia and Romina Oprandi of Switzerland.
Munich Open men's quarter-final results:
Daniel Brands (Germany) beat 1-Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 6-3 4-6 6-4
4-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Viktor Troicki (Serbia) 6-3 7-6(3)
3-Tommy Haas (Germany) beat 6-Florian Mayer (Germany) 6-4 6-1
Ivan Dodig (Croatia) beat 5-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-4 6-4
Oeiras Open men's quarterfinal results:
3-Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat 8-Tommy Robredo (Spain) 6-4 6-3
1-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Victor Hanescu (Romania) 6-4 7-6(2)
Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat 4-Fabio Fognini (Italy) 3-6 6-4 6-4
2-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Gastao Elias (Portugal) 6-4 6-4
Oeiras Open women's semi-final results:
4-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 6-4 6-1
3-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Romina Oprandi (Switzerland) 0-6 6-3 6-1
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