Ramos-Violas advances at Monte-Carlo Masters
Monaco (France) April 17 (IANS) Spain s Albert Ramos-ViÃ±olas qualified for the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after defeating the United States Jared Donaldson 6-3 6-3.
A finalist at last year s Monte-Carlo Masters the 15th seed needed an hour and 37 minutes on Monday night to move one step closer to winning this year s title reports EFE news agency.
"I m really happy to be back in Monaco to play in this fantastic tournament " the world tennis No.24 said.
"I have plenty of memories of last year. I m pleased about the easy win today because a first match is always a special moment " he added.
Ramos-ViÃ±olas is the second Spaniard to advance to the round of 32 after Roberto Bautista won 6-4 6-3 over Peter Gojowczyk of Germany earlier on Monday.
In the upcoming round Ramos-ViÃ±olas is due to take on the winner of the match between the US s Tennys Sandgren and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.