Troicki/Djokovic To Face Monte-Carlo Top Seeds
Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki renewed their doubles partnership on Monday with a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Gilles Muller and Gilles Simon at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Serbians won almost 70 per cent of their service points in the 76-minute win. They’ll next meet top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers.
Tommy Haas and Treat Huey prevailed past the French pairing of Julien Benneteau and Lucas Pouille 4-6, 6-4, 10-8. Haas/Huey will face third seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the second round.
The French team of Benoit Paire and Edouard Roger-Vasselin had better luck, though, beating Grigor Dimitrov and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 1-6, 10-3. They’ll next face sixth seeds Marcel Granollers and Ivan Dodig.
Romanian Florin Mergea and Pakistani Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi swept Marin Cilic and Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 6-4. Mergea/Qureshi will meet seventh seeds Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in the round of 16.