Ferrer beats Lopez at Monte Carlo Masters

Updated: 13 April 2011 17:57 IST

David Ferrer easily beat Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-0 Wednesday in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Monaco:

David Ferrer easily beat Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-0 Wednesday in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

The fourth-seeded Spaniard broke his opponent's serve five times, while Lopez had six double-faults.

Eleventh-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia, No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France and No. 15 Marin Cilic of Croatia also advanced to the third round.

Troicki beat Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, while Gasquet defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-1. Cilic was leading Pere Riba 5-2 when the Spaniard retired.

Six-time defending champion Rafael Nadal was to play later Wednesday against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland. The top-ranked Spaniard is looking for his first title since last October.

Other Second Round Results

Frederico Gil, Portugal, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 7-5, 6-1.

Gilles Simon (16), France, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 6-3, 6-4.

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