Djokovic cruises into last 16
Novak Djokovic eased into the last 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters after posting a 6-1 6-4 victory over Andreas Seppi in the second round.
Top seed Djokovic, who has yet to win the clay court ATP 1000 Masters event in the principality, encountered few concerns as he kicked off his clay court campaign with a win which extends his head-to-head record over unranked Italian Seppi to 7-0.
Djokovic raced into a 4-0 lead after just 19 minutes before Seppi avoided an opening set bagel with a gutsy hold in the sixth game.
The Serb broke in the third game of the second set and with Seppi unable to make any impression against serve, closed out the match in 89 minutes.
Awaiting Djokovic in round three is Alexandr Dolgopolov after the Ukrainian 16th seed overcame Monte Carlo-based Bernard Tomic 6-2 5-7 6-1.
Another Serb also reached round three after No 7 seed Janko Tipsarevic raced past Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-2 6-3.
Frenchman Gilles Simon progressed early on Wednesday, powering past Portugal's Frederico Gil 6-3 6-0, while Andy Murray's third round opponent has been confirmed as Julien Benneteau after the home player recorded an impressive 6-4 6-3 (9/7) success over Austrian 15th seed Jurgen Melzer.