Nicolas Almagro secures his place in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters thanks to a straight-sets victory against Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Nicolas Almagro has sealed his place in round two of the Monte Carlo Masters thanks to a straight-sets victory against French qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu.
The 15th seed, who has never got beyond the third round of the tournament, took control early on in the first set before coming through 6-3.
The Spaniard then established a commanding 3-0 lead in the second, allowing him to close out the match 6-2.
Waiting for Almagro in the second round is French world number 40 Nicolas Mahut.
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