ATP Nastase Tiriac Trophy: Robin Haase sees off Mikhail Youzhny; Gael Monfils advances
Mikhail Youzhny suffered a straight-sets defeat to Robin Haase in the second round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.
Last Updated: 24/04/14 9:53pm
Russian Youzhny, currently ranked 15 in the world, went down 6-3 6-3 to his Dutch opponent in an hour and nine minutes on Thursday.
The win for Haase, who was defeated by Youzhny in the final of the Suisse Open last July, set up a quarter-final clash with Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, who fought back after going a set down to overcome Romanian qualifier Adrian Ungur 4-6 6-0 6-3.
Third seed Gael Monfils of France comfortably moved past Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-3 and will take on compatriot Paul-Henri Mathieu in the next round after the 32-year-old qualifier, who knocked out seventh seed Nicolas Mahut on Tuesday, continued to impress with a 6-3 6-2 victory over wildcard Marius Copil of Romania.