Berlin, Jul 21. -French Gael Monfils beat Spanish Albert Ramos 6-4 and 6-2 and advanced to the round of sixteen in ATP World Tour in Hamburg. Monfils, 7th in ATP world ranking, needed just an hour and 12 minutes to beat his opponent.On the other hand, German Phillip Kohlschreiber defeated Spanish Albert Montañés, who left the match after being beaten in the first set and losing the second one 2-3.
Argentine Juan Monaco defeated Janko Tipsarevic from Serbia 6-2 and 6-4. He will now meet local Florian Mayer, who defeated Turkish Marsel Ilhan 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).
Monaco, the only Latin remaining, achieved 16 victories and 16 defeats during the 2011 season and is seeking his first title this year and the fourth in his career.
Spanish Nicolas Almagro defeated Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4 and 6-4 and will now meet German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Spanish Fernando Verdasco beat Spanish Pablo Andújar 6-2 and 6-3 in an hour and 25 minutes. He will play his next match against German Cedrik Marcel Stebe, who defeated Russian Nilkolay Davydenko 6-3 and 7-6(7/5).
Singles Second Round
-Gael Monfils (FRA/N1) defeated Albert Ramos (ESP), 6-4 and 6-2.
-Radek Stepanek (CZE) defeated Andreas Seppi (ITA), 6-1 and 7-5.
-Marin Cilic (CRO/N12) defeated Bastian Knittel (ALE), 6-3, 6-7(7/4) and 6-4.
-Florian Mayer (GER/N6) defeated Marsel Ilhan (TUR), 6-4 and 7-6(7/5).
-Juan Mónaco (ARG) defeated Janko Tipsarevic (SRB/N9), 6-2 and 6-4.
-Phillip Kohlschreiber (GER) defeated Albert Montañés (ESP/N16), 6-1 and 3-2 (left the match).
-Nicolás Almagro (SPN/N3) defeated Lukas Rosol (CZE), 6-4 and 6-4.
-Fernando Verdasco (SPN/N8) defeated Pablo Andújar (ESP), 6-2 and 6-3.
-Cedrik Marcel Stebe (GER) defeated Nikolay Davydenko (RUS/N11), 6-3 and 7-6(7/5).
-Jurgen Melzer (AUT/N2) defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP), 6-3, 5-7 and 6-1. (Prensa Latina)