Albert Montanes of Spain serves the ball to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Michel Euler
April 04, 2016

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Former runner-up Albert Montanes advanced to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Monday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over qualifier Franko Skugor on Monday.

The 35-year-old Spaniard reached the final of the clay-court tournament back in 2007.

Argentina's Facundo Bagnis also advanced with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 defeat of wild card Lamine Ouahab and will next face second-seeded Joao Sousa.

Also progressing were qualifiers Maximo Gonzalez and Nikola Mektic.

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