Hyeon Chung too good for me, says beaten Gael Monfils

The French top seed was defeated 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the BMW Open.

Chung Hyeon (left) shakes hands with Gael Monfils after his victory on Thursday.   -  AP


French top seed Gael Monfils admitted he had simply been outclassed after crashing 6-2, 6-4 to South Korea's Hyeon Chung in the second round of the Munich ATP tournament on Thursday.

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"I didn't play my best tennis," said the dread-locked French star who has been out three weeks with an Achilles injury.

"But he (Chung) was simply too good for me today. It wasn't a good game from me, but that's how it is after a long time away," he said.

For the 20-year-old Chung, who is 78th in the ATP rankings, the victory is one of the biggest of his career.

At Istanbul, Mikhail Youzhny of Russia was defeated by Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. Fifth seed Viktor Troicki defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).

At Estoril, Spain's David Ferrer, the fourth seed, beat Frederico Silva of Portugal 6-3, 6-4.

Results (second round) at Munich:

Guido Pella (ARG) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x4) 6-3, 6-2;

Horacio Zeballos (ARG) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x5) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4;

Hyeon Chung (KOR) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x1) 6-2, 6-4;

Martin Kližan (SVK) bt Mischa Zverev (GER x6) 6-2, 6-1.

At Estoril (second round):

David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Frederico Silva (POR) 6-3, 6-4;

Ryan Harrison (USA) bt Juan Martţn Del Potro (ARG x5) retired;

Taro Daniel (JPN) bt Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 6-4, 6-4;

Gilles Muller (LUX x3) bt Pedro Sousa (POR) 6-3, 6-2.

At Istanbul (second round):

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3;

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x3) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-1, 6-3;

Laslo Djere (SRB) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA x4) 6-4, 6-3;

Viktor Troicki (SRB x5) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).

At Rabat (WTA - Quarterfinals):

Sara Errani (ITA) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS x3) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4;

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x1) bt Lauren Davis (USA x7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3;

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) bt Tatjana Malek (GER) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3;

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) bt Catherine Bellis (USA) 6-3, 6-2.

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