Monfils and Mannarino fail to fly the flag in Lyon


Seeds Gael Monfils and Adrian Mannarino endured extra distress on clay on residence soil in Lyon on Monday.

Information 22 Could 2018, 02:43 IST


Gael Monfils reaches for a forehand

Gael Monfils and Adrian Mannarino will head into their residence grand slam on the again of first-round exits on the Lyon Open.

The 69th-ranked German Maximilian Marterer consigned crowd-pleaser Monfils to a 2-6 6-Four 6-Four defeat six days earlier than the French Open will get below means.

Monfils will head to Roland Garros on the again of profitable simply one among 5 matches on clay this yr after the sixth seed was damaged as soon as within the second set and didn’t recuperate from being Four-Zero down within the decider.

Fifth seed Mannarino went down 6-Three Four-6 6-1 to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and in addition makes the journey to Paris with just one victory below his belt on the pink grime this season.

Gilles Simon – a quarter-finalist in Lyon final yr – fared a lot better day in his homeland, seeing off qualifier Jordi Samper-Montana 6-Four 6-2.

Roberto Carballes Baena will face high seed Dominic Thiem following a victory over Laslo Djere, whereas Cameron Norrie, Federico Coria and Dusan Lajovic additionally prevailed.

Jared Donaldson will probably be up in opposition to Stan Wawrinka within the second spherical of the Geneva Open following the American’s 5-7 6-Four 6-Zero defeat of Denis Istomin.

Qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat Florian Mayer 6-Three 6-2 in his first ATP match, whereas Guido Pella, Tennys Sandgren, and Peter Gojowczyk had been additionally winners on day two together with Frances Tiafoe and Noah Rubin.

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