Gasquet advances to 2nd round of Estoril Open

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ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France beat Marinko Matosevic of Australia 7-6 (7), 6-1 in the first round of the Estoril Open on Tuesday.

Gasquet hit nine aces and converted all three breaks chances he had to advance to a second-round match against qualifier Kenny De Schepper. De Schepper beat Gastao Elias 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

Nicolas Almagro of Spain ousted Stephane Robert 6-3, 7-6 (4) to earn a meeting with fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer.

Pablo Carreno Busta eliminated qualifier Constant Lestienne 6-3, 6-1. He will next play fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who is seeded third.