Easy wins for Federer and Nadal

Published: Wednesday 15th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both eased into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with straight-set victories on Wednesday.

Second seed Federer barely broke sweat as he saw off world number 35 Jeremy Chardy 6-2 6-1 in under 55 minutes.

Nadal also progressed with little fuss in Monaco, taking just 68 minutes to beat wild card Lucas Pouille 6-2 6-1.

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka got the defence of his title off to a winning start by beating Argentina’s Juan Monaco 6-1 6-4.

The Swiss dropped just two points on his first serve but will expect a bigger test in his third-round clash with Grigor Dimitrov.

The Bulgarian ninth seed broke Italian Fabio Fognini once in each set to secure a 6-4 6-4 victory.

Roberto Bautista Agut, who turned 27 on Tuesday, emerged victorious from a gruelling three-setter against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The German world number 25 edged the first set on a tie break but Bautista Agut bounced back to win 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/4) in two hours and 40 minutes.

Bautista Agut will next face s ixth seed Tomas Berdych, who beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4 7-6 (7/2).

Tommy Robredo thrashed fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-1 6-1 while, i n an all-French clash, 10th seed Gilles Simon was victorious against qualifier Benoit Paire 6-4 7-5.

Published: Wednesday 15th April 2015 by The News Editor

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