Yannick Hanfmann was able to overcome Gael Monfils in the first round of the European Open.
Camera IconYannick Hanfmann was able to overcome Gael Monfils in the first round of the European Open.

Third-seeded Gael Monfils has been eliminated in the first round of the Hamburg European Open, losing 6-4 6-3 to 103rd-ranked Yannick Hanfmann.

Hanfmann needed just 1 hour and 13 minutes to wrap up the win and the German will next face Cristian Garin, who swept past Kei Nishikori 6-0 6-3.

Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista-Agut won 6-4 6-3 against Nikoloz Basilashvili to set up a second-round meeting with Dominik Koepfer.

Fabio Fognini built up momentum after a slow start to oust Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 6-1 7-5.

The sixth-seeded Italian will play either Casper Ruud or Benoit Paire in the second round.

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