Result: Andreas Seppi through in Monte Carlo

Andreas Seppi is into round two of the Monte Carlo Masters thanks to a straight-sets win over Mikhail Youzhny.

Andreas Seppi has reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters thanks to a straight-sets win over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.

Both players exchanged breaks midway through the opening set before the Italian world number 35 broke again to close it out 6-3.

Youzhny then squandered three set points in the second as Seppi hung around to force a tie-break, which he went on to win 7-4.

Seppi will now face Spain's Pablo Andujar for a place in the third round of the tournament.

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