Result: Fabio Fognini reaches third round of Monte Carlo Masters

Fabio Fognini reaches the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista-Agut.

Fabio Fognini has secured a place in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters following a 7-6(6) 6-4 victory over Roberto Bautista-Agut.

Fabio Fognini celebrates his win over Robert Bautista in the Monte Carlo Masters second round on April 16, 2014© Getty Images

It was a tight affair in the early stages of the first set as games went by the way of serve, with both struggling to clinch a vital break.

The first set was eventually decided by the way of tie-break, which Fognini was able to edge 8-6, despite some strong shots across the court from Bautista-Agut.

In the second set, both competitors grabbed a break point apiece in the early stages, but it was Fognini who moved on top with another break.

From then on, Bautista-Agut tried to get back on top, but 10th seed Fognini was able to break his serve and move into the next phase of the tournament.

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