Monaco: Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini (in pic) of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday. Fognini was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, while Robredo was more solid against qualifier David Goffin, beating the Belgian player 6-4, 6-1. (Click here for latest on Tennis)
Sousa led 5-2 and 30-0 on Fognini's serve, but the Portuguese player lost his composure and then started complaining to the chair umpire at the end of the second set and midway through the third. "I'm not happy today. I was I think a bit lucky," Fognini said. "It was a really difficult match."
The 10th-seeded Fognini, who lost to title-holder Novak Djokovic in last year's semifinals, was the highest seeded player in action Monday in the clay-court tournament.