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Montanes, Tursunov advance at Open de Nice

Defending champion Albert Montanes, Dmitry Tursunov reach 2nd round at Open de Nice

Montanes, Tursunov advance at Open de Nice

NICE, France (AP) -- Defending champion Albert Montanes and fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov each 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.

Updated : 2021-09-20 08:23 GMT+08:00