Gael Monfils defeated Lorenzo Sonego in a three-set match at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, 7-5 6-7 6-3.
The Frenchman had several ups and downs during the match but he eventually managed to prevail and book a second round clash against Hubert Hurkacz. "I served well, it helped me a lot", admitted Monfils. "Then, I did not have good feelings from the baseline, I struggled hitting forehand winners. I still found a way to go through."