Result: Gael Monfils ousts Kevin Anderson in Monte Carlo

Gael Monfils is into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters following a 6-4 7-6(4) win over Kevin Anderson.

Gael Monfils has moved into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters following a straight-sets win over 14th seed Kevin Anderson.

The charismatic Frenchman, who is ranked 24th in the world, claimed the opening set 6-4 before sealing the victory 7-4 in a tie-break.

Up next for Monfils is an encounter with lucky loser Pablo Carreno Busta.

The Spanish youngster caused an upset earlier on Tuesday thanks to a 6-3 6-3 triumph over Croatia's Ivan Dodig.

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