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Victor Hanescu reaches 2nd round in Nice

Victor Hanescu reaches 2nd round in Nice

Victor Hanescu of Romania eased into the second round of the Open de Nice with a 6-0, 6-1 win over French qualifier Benoit Paire on Monday.
Hanescu, a semifinalist in Casablanca last month, broke his opponent five times and saved the six break points he faced. The Romanian will next meet fourth-seeded Andy Roddick of the United States.
Pere Riba advanced by beating Guillaume Ruffin of France 6-2, 6-2. The Spaniard, who dropped only five points on first serve, next plays fifth-seeded Alexandr Dogolpolov of Ukraine.
Three other first-round matches are scheduled for Monday at the clay-court tournament.


Updated : 2021-03-09 16:55 GMT+08:00