Medvedev moves on at Monte-Carlo Masters
The 10th seed thrashed Joao Sousa.
Daniil Medvedev advanced to the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters following a comfortable straight-sets victory over Joao Sousa.
The 10th seed thrashed his Portuguese opponent 6-1 6-1 in just 55 minutes to set up a clash with Radu Albot, who beat qualifier Aljaz Bedene 6-4 6-2.
Marco Cecchinato, seeded 11th, progressed after Damir Dzumhur retired when 4-0 down in the first set, while fellow Italian Fabio Fognini was made to work hard for a comeback win over qualifier Andrey Rublev.
The 13th seed fought back from losing the first set to seal a 4-6 7-5 6-4 triumph.
David Goffin, who is seeded 16th, saw off Guido Andreozzi 6-1 6-4 but 12th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili was beaten 7-5 3-6 6-1 by Marton Fucsovics.
Basilashvili was not the only seed to fall as 15th seed Denis Shapovalov was knocked out by Jan-Lennard Struff 5-7 6-3 6-1 and Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund suffered a 4-6 6-3 6-1 defeat to Diego Schwartzman.
There were also wins for Roberto Bautista Agut, who set up a tie with 11-time winner and defending champion Rafael Nadal, qualifier Lorenzo Sonego and Spaniard Jaume Munar.