Hamburg Open Day 2: Khachanov Outlasts Struff, Hanfmann Upsets Monfils, & More

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Hamburg Open Day 2 Recap

Karen Khachanov would outlast a strong Jan-Lennard Struff, Yannick Hanfmann would upset Gael Monfils, and much more at the Hamburg Open.

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Hamburg Open Day 2 Results

Singles Results

Cristian Garin vs. Kei Nishikori

In the first match of the day, Cristian Garin would cruise to a straight-sets victory over Kei Nishikori. In the opening set, Garin would dominate, breaking Nishikori’s serve three times to take the set 6-0.

In the second set, down 2-3, Garin would win four straight games, two on Nishikori’s serve, to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-0, 6-3.

Roberto Bautista Agut (4) vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili

The fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut would get an easy victory today against Nikoloz Basilashvili to advance to the next round of the Hamburg Open.

In the first set, the two would go back-and-forth, but with two breaks of Basilashvili’s serve, Bautista Agut would take the set 6-4.

In the second set, he would take a 4-1 lead early and would go on to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-4, 6-3.

Yoshihito Nishioka vs. Dominik Koepfer (se)

After his impressive run at the Italian Open, Dominik Koepfer would get a solid victory today over Yoshihito Nishioka. In the opening set, Koepfer and Nishioka would each break the other’s serve once en route to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Koepfer would takeover, winning 7-0, to take the set 7-6 (7-0). In the second set, Nishioka would get two breaks of Koepfer’s serve to take the set 6-4 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Koepfer would dominate, winning 6-1, to take the match 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 6-1.

Yannick Hanfmann (wc) vs. Gael Monfils (3)

Wildcard Yannick Hanfmann would get one of the biggest victories of his career today against the third-seeded Gael Monfils.

In the first set of their match, Hanfmann would only need one break of Monfils’ serve, in the tenth game, to take the set 6-4. In the second set, Hanfmann would get another break to take the set 6-3 and win the match 6-4, 6-3.

Lorenzo Sonego vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime

Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime would cruise to a straight-sets victory over Lorenzo Sonego today. In the first set, Auger-Aliassime would break Sonego’s serve twice to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Auger-Aliassime would dominate, winning 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2) and the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).

Philipp Kohlschreiber (wc) vs. Fabio Fognini (6)

Wildcard Philipp Kohlschreiber would push the sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini to his limits today, but in the end, Fognini would take care of business.

In the opening set, Kohlschreiber would get one break of Fognini’s serve, in the seventh game, to take the set 6-4. In the second set, Fognini would respond by getting two breaks of Kohlschreiber’s serve to take the set 6-1.

In the decisive third set, Fognini would get three breaks, while being broken twice, to take the set 7-5 and win the match 4-6, 6-1 ,7-5.

Alexander Bublik (ll) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Lucky loser Alexander Bublik would defeat Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight-sets today. In the first set, Bublik would get two breaks of Ramos-Vinolas’ serve to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, each player would break the other’s serve once en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Bublik would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Karen Khachanov (8) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff

Despite being pushed to his limits by German Jan-Lennard Struff, the eighth-seeded Karen Khachanov would get a huge three-set confidence booster today.

In the opening set, each player would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Khachanov would come out on top, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).

In the second set, Struff would respond by breaking Khachanov’s serve in the seventh game to take the set 6-4 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, down 0-3, Khachanov would win seven out of the next nine games to take the set 7-5 and the match 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5.

Dusan Lajovic vs. Adrian Mannarino

Dusan Lajovic would get a big straight-sets victory today over Adrian Mannarino. In the opening set, Lajovic would get two breaks of Mannarino’s serve, in the first and seventh games, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, he would win the first four games consecutively before taking the set 6-1 to win the match 6-4, 6-1.

Daniil Medvedev (1) vs. Ugo Humbert

In the best match of the day, Frenchman Ugo Humbert would get a huge victory over the top-seeded Daniil Medvedev. In the first set of their match, Humbert would get two breaks of Medvedev’s serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, he would only need one break, in the eighth game, to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles Results

I.Dodig / M.Pavic vs. M.Moeller / M.Welte  (ll)

In the first doubles match of the day, Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic would defeat Marvin Moeller and Milan Welte. In the opening set, Dodig and Pavic would only need one break to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Moeller and Welte would respond by getting two breaks to take the set 6-3. In the decisive third set tiebreak, Dodig and Pavic would prevail, 10-6, to win the match 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

W.Koolhof / N.Mektic vs. R.Ram / J.Salisbury  (2)

The pairing of Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic would get a huge upset over the second-seeded team of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.

In the first set of their match, Koolhof and Mektic would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4. In the second set, each team would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Ram and Salisbury would dominate, 7-0, to take the set 7-6 (7-0) and force a third set tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Koolhof and Mektic would edge out a 12-10 victory to win the match 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 12-10.

J.Cabal / R.Farah  (1) vs. J.Rojer / H.Tecau

In the last doubles match of the day, down 0-6 in a first set tiebreak, the top-seeded team of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah would be forced to retire, giving the pairing of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau a 6-6 (6-0) victory.

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