Monfils wins the French big game and switches the defending champion at European Open in Antwerp


Monfils wint Frans topduel en schakelt titelverdediger uit op European Open in Antwerpen

Gaël Monfils (ATP 38) last Thursday, in a French tête-à-tête defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 75) is turned off in the second round of the European Open in Antwerp (hard/612.755 euro).

The sixth seed, in the first round a bit too big for Ruben Bemelmans (ATP 110), defeated Tsonga in three sets with 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4. The match lasted 1 hour and 56 minutes.

In the quarter-finals meets Monfils the Canadian Vasek Pospisil (ATP 79). That was Wednesday too strong for his compatriot and third seed Milos Raonic (ATP 20).