Monday, April 13, 2009

Monte Carlo Results

Tennis fanatics will have to wait 1 more day to see all the top names in action at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, but the tennis on Monday didn't lack excitement. Fans in the upper levels of "Le Court Central" at the first Masters Event of 2009 on clay got the privelage of overlooking one of the most breathtaking views in tennis. Monte Carlo Country Club, overlooking the Mediterranean, saw 14th seed Marin Cilic overpower Flavio Cipolla, while the other seed in action, Radek Stepanek was upset in 3 sets by Nicholas Lappenti. Crowd favorite Julien Benneteau was upset by Oscar Hernandez, while Andreas Seppi, Victor Hanescu and Juan Monaco all won without much difficulty. Other winners on day 2 included Ivan Ljubicic, Marcel Grannolers and Jun Ignacio Chela.

Monte Carlo
Men's Singles- 1st Round

Marin Cilic (14) def. Flavio Cipolla, 6-3, 6-2
Nicolas Lapentti def. Radek Stepanek (15), 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Ivan Ljubicic def. Kristof Vliegen, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4
Victor Hanescu def. Alberto Martin, 6-2, 6-3
Marcel Granollers def. Jose Acasuso, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2)
Marc Gicquel def. Eduardo Schwank, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
Oscar Hernandez def. Julien Benneteau, 6-4, 6-4
Andreas Beck def. Nicolas Kiefer, 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
Juan Monaco def. Jeremy Chardy, 6-2, 7-5
Andreas Seppi def. Jurgen Melzer, 6-2, 6-0
Juan Ignacio Chela def. Igor Kunitsyn, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

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