The match lasted 55 minutes. During this time, the 32-year-old Monfils completed four aces and realized five break points, and the 35-year-old Seppi noted with one feed through one break and one break. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 5: 2 in favor of the Frenchman.
In the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open tournament, Monfils will play with the Belgian David Goffin or Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
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