(Reuters) – Most sensible-seeded Adrian Mannarino fell to a surprise 6-Four 6-Four defeat by the hands of French compatriot Jeremy Chardy in the second one spherical of the Libema Open at Hertogenbosch on Thursday.
Some other French stalwart Richard Gasquet, a two-times semi-finalist at Wimbledon, eased into the remaining 8 after beating global quantity 76 Evgeny Donskoy 6-2 6-2.
Chardy, ranked 78th on the planet, disenchanted Mannarino on a wet day in Rosmalen, which noticed play suspended for over two hours, and can meet Mackenzie McDonald within the quarter-finals after the American beat Australian qualifier Alex Bolt 6-Four 7-Five.
Gasquet, who’s competing within the match for the primary time since 2008, dismantled Donskoy in a little bit over an hour to arrange a quarter-final come upon with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.
“It’s all the time difficult to win,” Gasquet, these days global quantity 30, stated. “The transition from clay to grass is indubitably the hardest, and it will get more difficult with age.”
Tsitsipas, a runner-up on the Barcelona Open in April, earned a hard-fought Four-6 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri.
Australians Bernard Tomic and Matthew Ebden will kick-off the quarter-final motion on Friday whilst Chardy and Gasquet may also be in motion later.
Reporting through Anirban Paul in Bengaluru; Modifying through Ian Chadband