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Montanes advances in Nice

Albert Montanes (Getty Images)
Albert Montanes (Getty Images)

Nice - Defending champion Albert Montanes of Spain and fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia both won in straight sets Monday to move into the second round of the Open de Nice.

Montanes beat Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-1, 6-3, while Tursunov defeated Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-4.

Montanes took a 4-0 lead in the opening set and saved the two break points he faced in the second set. Ebden had seven double-faults.

Tursunov did not face a break point while Nedovyesov dropped serve three times.

Argentine qualifier Leonardo Mayer and Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Paul-Henri Mathieu also won their first-round matches.

Mayer rallied past Croatian wild-card entry Borna Coric 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, while the sixth-seeded Mahut overcame French qualifier Martin Vaisse 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2.

Mathieu won the last nine games in his 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over compatriot Lucas Pouille.

Results from the second day of the ATP Nice Open on Monday (x denotes seeing):

First round
Nicolas Mahut (FRA x6) bt Martin Vaisse (FRA) 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-2
Albert Montanes (ESP) bt Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-1, 6-3
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x5) bt Oleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 6-1, 6-4
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

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