Top seeds safely through in Marrakech
Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Kyle Edmund coast through in Morocco.
Top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas and the second-seeded Kyle Edmund made comfortable progress in the opening round of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas faced few problems as he saw off home hope Amine Ahouda 6-1 6-2 in Marrakech.
British number one Edmund raced into a 5-0 lead against Jiri Vesely and what was already shaping up to be a routine win for the 23-year-old became even easier when Vesely retired from the match.
It was not all plain sailing for the seeds though.
At the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston, Ivo Karlovic beat Taro Daniel 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 and will face Denis Kudla in the next round, Horacio Zeballos saw off Yoshihito Nishioka in less than an hour 6-1 6-2 and Nicolas Kicker beat Donald Young 6-3 6-2.
Americans Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson are through to the next round, seeing off Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 6-3 and Ernesto Escobedo 3-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 respectively.
Completing the draw for the next round are Guido Pella, who beat Stefan Kozlov 6-3 6-2 and Taylor Fritz who saw off Tim Smyczek 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 7-6 (8/6).