MONTREAL (AP) - Sam Querrey got past Martin Klizan in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Rogers Cup men’s tournament on Monday.
Also, France’s Gilles Simon defeated Italy’s Andreas Seppi in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
Spain’s Tommy Robredo needed three sets to top countryman Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Robredo will face third-ranked Andy Murray in the second round.
On the main court, Gael Monfils of France beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Monfils broke Fognini’s serve four times and finished with seven aces to Fognini’s three.
“I wanted to start off this tournament well,” said Monfils, who has yet to win a Grand Slam in his career. “It was not a great match, but I didn’t play bad. I was solid. I didn’t give away any points.”
The Frenchman will face Gilles Muller in the second round.
“I’m looking forward to that match because I’ve known him for a long time,” said the 28-year-old Monfils. “I know he’s a good player. He plays well. He’s very aggressive and has a good serve.”
Muller defeated Canada’s Philip Bester in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
Bester struggled against Muller’s powerful serve. Bester also had unforced errors throughout and never managed to break Muller’s serve.
The final match of the day between France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Croatia’s Borna Coric was postponed because of rain.
Earlier on Monday, Vancouver’s Filip Peliwo lost to Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky in three sets. Peliwo lost 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to Stakhovsky.
In doubles, Murray and India’s Leander Paes defeated Kevin Anderson and Jeremy Chardy in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco beat Tomas Berdych and Jack Sock in three sets and Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic downed Seppi and Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-3.
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