ATP Hamburg Open: Champion Fabio Fognini beaten in second round by Filip Krajinovic
Last Updated: 16/07/14 9:34pm
Second seed Fabio Fognini crashed out of the Hamburg Open in the second round after being comprehensively beaten in straight sets by Serbian youngster Filip Krajinovic.
Fognini was the reigning champion at the clay-court event in Germany, but his defence was brought to an abrupt end by Krajinovic who emerged a 6-4 6-0 victor.
Having broken his opponent twice to take a tight first set, Krajinovic ran away with the second with his reward a third round clash against compatriot Dusan Lajovic who beat 15th seed Carlos Berlocq 6-3 6-4.
The man Fognini beat in last year’s final, Argentina’s Federico Del Bonis, is also out after he went down 6-3 6-4 to home player Tobias Kamke.
Indeed, it was a good day for the Germans as seventh seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, Dustin Brown and Alexander Zverev all won.
As expected Kohlschreiber saw off Portugal’s Gastao Elias comfortably enough (7-5 6-1), but there were excellent victories for Brown and Zverev who saw off ninth seed Fernando Verdasco (4-6 6-2 7-6 (10/8)) and fifth seed Mikhail Youzhny (7-5 7-5) respectively.
Fourth seeded Aleksandr Dolgopolov ran out a convincing 6-4 6-1 winner against the dangerous Jerzy Janowicz, while Lukas Rosol continued his good form with a 6-2 6-4 triumph over Joao Sousa.
Italy’s 16th seed Andreas Seppi fought back from a set down to beat Argentine clay-court specialist Juan Monaco 1-6 6-0 7-6 (7/3).
Elsewhere there were wins for Spain’s Pablo Andujar and Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer, while 12th seed Gilles Simon of France was handed a walkover against Martin Klizan.