In a double between four singles players played at night in Tokyo, Gaël Monfils and Jérémy Chardy could never worry the Germans Alexander Zverev and Jan Lennard Struff, too strong in service (6-4, 7-5), this Tuesday .
Monfils gave the gift of his commitment from the third game, committing a first double fault to start, a second to finish. After a good half hour, too inefficient in return, the French lost the first set 6-4.
Another cartridge for Chardy
During the second set, the Blues have, again, never been threatening on opposing service and this time it is Chardy who lost his commitment, at 5-5, following several failed combinations at the net by Monfils. For the first time, as Struff served to conclude, the Germans were faced with break points. But the three opportunities were not enough for the French, who bowed on a last failed end of Monfils (6-4, 7-5 in 1:19).
Tokyo is over for the French number one. Chardy, on the other hand, will still have a good card to play, in the round of 16 of the singles, this Wednesday. He will face the Briton Liam Broady, 143rd in the world, who created a surprise by leaving the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, seeded No. 7 (7-5, 3-6, 6-3) on Tuesday.
In the doubles quarterfinals, Zverev and Struff will face American pair Krajicek-Sandgren.