ATP Nastase Tiriac Trophy: Robin Haase sees off Mikhail Youzhny; Gael Monfils advances
Last Updated: 24/04/14 9:53pm
Mikhail Youzhny: 6-3 6-3 defeat to Robin Haase in Bucharest
Second seed Mikhail Youzhny suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to world No 47 Robin Haase in the second round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest.
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.