BERLIN, September 22: French third seed Gael Monfils suffered a first-round defeat in straight sets on Tuesday to German wildcard Yannick Hanfmannat the ATP tournament in Hamburg.
Monfils, ranked ninth in the world, lost 6-4, 6-3 to world number 103 Hanfmann, who had never beaten a top-10 player before.
The 28-year-old German will face Chile’s Cristian Garin in the next round.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the top seed in Hamburg who reached the semifinals of this month’s US Open, faces Ugo Humbert of France in the first round later on Tuesday. (AFP)