Defending champ Bautista Agut out in Topshelf Open 2nd round
S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut was paid back by French qualifier Nicolas Mahut, who beat the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 at the Topshelf Open on Thursday.
Mahut was the titleholder last year when Bautista Agut beat him in the quarterfinals en route to his maiden title here.
On Thursday, Mahut broke him five times to move into the quarters.
Second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium beat Jurgen Melzer of Austria 7-6 (2), 6-2 for his first win here in three attempts, and No. 6 Adrian Mannarino defeated Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli 6-3, 6-2.
No. 8 Joao Sousa of Portugal, a semifinalist last year, lost to qualifier Illya Marchenko of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (2).
In women's play, second-seeded Jelena Jankovic reached the last eight with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic, and next faces Annika Beck of Germany, who beat another Czech, Klara Koukalova, 6-4, 6-4.