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Berdych advances in ATP Monte-Carlo Masters

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Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych stormed into the second round of ATP Monte-Carlo Masters, defeating Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov, while German youngster Alexander Zverev edged past Italian veteran Andreas Seppi.

Berdych, the highest ranked player in the first round, lost 6-4 in the first set. However, the 2015 runner-up managed to turn the table by winning the next two sets at 6-3, 6-4 in a match which lasted two hours, on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

In the other match, 19-year-old Zverev, ranked 14th, eased past Seppi 6-1, 6-2.

"I like playing on clay because it's the surface that I grew up on," said Zverev after a brilliant play in the ATP 1000 tournament.

In an all-British match, Kyle Edmund defeated Daniel Evans 7-5, 6-1 to book a second-round clash with defending champions Rafael Nadal.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic and home player Gilles Simon heated up for their singles second-round encounter in Monday's doubles first round where Djokovic and compatriot Viktor Troicki got past Simon and his partner Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-5, 6-3.

--IANS

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Berdych advances in ATP Monte-Carlo Masters

Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych stormed into the second round of ATP Monte-Carlo Masters, defeating Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov, while German youngster Alexander Zverev edged past Italian veteran Andreas Seppi.

Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych stormed into the second round of ATP Monte-Carlo Masters, defeating Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov, while German youngster Alexander Zverev edged past Italian veteran Andreas Seppi.

Berdych, the highest ranked player in the first round, lost 6-4 in the first set. However, the 2015 runner-up managed to turn the table by winning the next two sets at 6-3, 6-4 in a match which lasted two hours, on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

In the other match, 19-year-old Zverev, ranked 14th, eased past Seppi 6-1, 6-2.

"I like playing on clay because it's the surface that I grew up on," said Zverev after a brilliant play in the ATP 1000 tournament.

In an all-British match, Kyle Edmund defeated Daniel Evans 7-5, 6-1 to book a second-round clash with defending champions Rafael Nadal.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic and home player Gilles Simon heated up for their singles second-round encounter in Monday's doubles first round where Djokovic and compatriot Viktor Troicki got past Simon and his partner Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-5, 6-3.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Berdych advances in ATP Monte-Carlo Masters

Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych stormed into the second round of ATP Monte-Carlo Masters, defeating Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov, while German youngster Alexander Zverev edged past Italian veteran Andreas Seppi.

Berdych, the highest ranked player in the first round, lost 6-4 in the first set. However, the 2015 runner-up managed to turn the table by winning the next two sets at 6-3, 6-4 in a match which lasted two hours, on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

In the other match, 19-year-old Zverev, ranked 14th, eased past Seppi 6-1, 6-2.

"I like playing on clay because it's the surface that I grew up on," said Zverev after a brilliant play in the ATP 1000 tournament.

In an all-British match, Kyle Edmund defeated Daniel Evans 7-5, 6-1 to book a second-round clash with defending champions Rafael Nadal.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic and home player Gilles Simon heated up for their singles second-round encounter in Monday's doubles first round where Djokovic and compatriot Viktor Troicki got past Simon and his partner Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-5, 6-3.

--IANS

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