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

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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).