ATP Barcelona: Benoit Paire, Thomaz Bellucci Among Early Winners

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 | 0
Benoit Paire is off to a winning start (photo: livetennis)

Benoit Paire is off to a winning start (photo: livetennis)


The main draw of the ATP Barcelona Open kicked-off with the fringe players taking the courts on Monday.

Frenchman Benoit Paire was one of the notable names that emerged victorious with ease, as he made short work of little-known Spaniard Jaume Munar 6-2 6-2 in the opening-round battle that lasted for just a shade over an hour.

Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci also got off to a glorious start, thrashing Japanese journeyman Yuichi Sugita 6-1 6-0 in just 49 minutes.

Here are all the Monday results:

T Gabashvili d. PC Busta 7-5 6-4

(W) RC Baena d. J Struff 5-7 7-5 6-2

T Bellucci d. (Q) Y Sugita 6-1 6-0

M Kukushkin d. J Souza 6-1 6-0

M Granollers d. M Matosevic 6-2 6-3

B Paire d. (Q) J Munar 6-2 6-2

A Kuznetsov d. (Q) M Fucsovics 6-4 6-2

(W) E Ymer d. (Q) T De Bakker 6-7 7-5 6-4

P Andujar d. A Ramos-Vinolas 6-4 6-1


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