Djokovic sailed through, Ferrer charged,Tsonga struggled but won

Top seeded players on to the next round

It was another exciting day at the tennis masters where we witnessed the title defender Novak Djokovic defeat Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 in just 45 minutes, a very easy task for the Serbian opener, with his trainer Boris Becker watching from the sidelines and tennis fans cheering for the champion in a sold out arena. The passionate David Ferrer did away with Jeremy Chardy in straight sets as expected. French No 1 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga had to labor hard and survived defeating Kohl Schreiber 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in less than two hours. Tsonga said: “I just had a bad period. I felt my legs were stiff. I did not feel so well.” While Tomas Berdych played until sundown, beating Russian Tursunov in two sets. Italian Seppi put a good show dispatching Russian Tursunov in two sets.

Wednesday program promises to be exhilarating as it will see the debut of World Nbr 1 Rafael Nadal who wants to recover his title lost in 2013 to Djokovic, the Swiss Roger Federer ranked world no. 4 (he has been ranked inside the top 10 continuously since May 2002) who received a wild card and makes an appearance for the first time since 2011, plus Stanislas Wawrinka who is Swiss no. 1 and World no. 3.

Results for Tuesday April 15

Singles – Second Round

  • [2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [Q] A Montanes (ESP) 61 60
  • [5] T Berdych (CZE) d D Tursunov (RUS) 
75 64
  • [6] D Ferrer (ESP) d J Chardy (FRA) 63 60
  • [9] J Tsonga (FRA) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 16 64

Singles – First Round

  • [12] G Dimitrov (BUL) d M Granollers (ESP) 62 46 62
  • A Seppi (ITA) d [13] M Youzhny (RUS) 63 76(4)
  • G Monfils (FRA) d [14] K Anderson (RSA) 64 76(4)
  • [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [15] N Almagro (ESP)
  • [Q] M Llodra (FRA) d [16] J Janowicz (POL) 64 62
  • J Benneteau (FRA) d J Melzer (AUT) 64 36 64
  • [Q] T Gabashvili (RUS) d G Simon (FRA) 46 64 64
  • M Cilic (CRO) d *[LL] M Matosevic (AUS) 61 36 62
  • Y Lu (TPE) d F Delbonis (ARG) 76(5) 61
  • ** [LL] P Carreno Busta (ESP) d I Dodig (CRO) 63 63
  • G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [WC] B Balleret (MON) 75 62
  • *[LL] M Matosevic (AUS) replaced F Verdasco (ESP) – right groin strain
  • ** [LL] P Carreno Busta (ESP) replaced R Gasquet (FRA) – lumber pain

Doubles – First Round


  • J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d E Gulbis (LAT) / M Raonic (CAN) 64 64
  • [PR] S Bolelli (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 62 36 10-7
  • R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d J Knowle (AUT) / V Pospisil (CAN) 76(2) 64
  • M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 63 64

See you tomorrow with highlights from another day at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters!

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