Monte Carlo Masters: Milos Raonic advances, Gilles Simon knocked out

In other first-round matches, there were wins for Nikolay Davydenko, qualifier Pablo Andujar and French pair Benoit Paire and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

updated: April 15, 2013 22:46 IST
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Monte Carlo: Milos Raonic beat Julien Benneteau 6-1, 6-4 and Roberto Bautista Agut upset Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

Raonic served 15 aces and broke his French opponent three times to set up a match against Jarkko Nieminen, who thrashed Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-2.

Bautista Agut was pushed a little harder, closing it out on his fifth match point when the 11th-seeded Frenchman hit a forehand into the net. The Spaniard will play either Florian Mayer or Benjamin Balleret.

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  • Nikolay Davydenko
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  • Julien Benneteau
  • Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
  • Rohan Bopanna
  • Gilles Simon
  • Milos Raonic
  • Benoit Paire
  • Pablo Andujar