(Reuters) – Top-seeded Adrian Mannarino fell to some shock 6-4 6-4 defeat at the hands of French compatriot Jeremy Chardy from the second round the Libema Open at Hertogenbosch on Thursday.
Another French stalwart Richard Gasquet, also a two times semifinalist at Wimbledon, eased to the previous eight years after beating world amount 76 Evgeny Donskoy 6-2 6-2.
Chardy, ranked 78th in the planet, angry Mannarino to a rainy day in Rosmalen, that watched play frozen over two hours, and will meet Mackenzie McDonald in the quarter finals right after the American beat Australian qualifier Alex Bolt 6 4 7-5.
Gasquet, who is competing in the championship for first time as 2008, dismantled Donskoy in a little over a hour to establish a quarter final experience with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.
“It’s always difficult to acquire,” Gasquet, now world number thirty, ” said. “The transition from clay to bud is certainly the roughest, also it becomes tougher with era “
Tsitsipas, a runner up at the Barcelona open up in April, earned a hard fought 4 6 7-6(6) 6-2 triumph over Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri.
Australians Bernard Tomic and Matthew Ebden will kickoff that the quarter final activity on Friday even though Chardy and Gasquet are also in actions later.
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