Goffin and Paire reach 2nd round at Open 13
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Sixth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium breezed past South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-3, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Open 13 on Monday.
Eighth-seeded Benoit Paire also advanced with a 6-4, 7-5 defeat of Simone Bolelli.
Paire, one of the 10 Frenchmen competing in the singles draw in Marseille, converted four of 16 break points. He next plays either Nicolas Mahut, who reached the semifinals in Rotterdam last week, or qualifier Vincent Millot.
“I’m really happy to win this match and the way I behaved on court,” Paire said. “I hope that I will keep on winning to regain confidence in my game.”
Also, Robin Haase needed just 63 minutes to dispatch Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-0. Up next for the Dutchman is fourth-seeded Marin Cilic.