Spaniard moves into second round of Brasil Open
Albert Montanes eased through the first round of the Brasil Open on Tuesday, with the second seed defeating German Simon Greul 6-2 7-6.
The 29-year-old produced a solid display to progress to the second stage of the tournament.
Montanes looked comfortable in the opening stages of the match and quickly claimed the first set 6-2.
Gruel did begin to battle back and forced the duo into a tie-break, but it was the Spaniard who proved too much to handle breezing through 7-2
A second-round clash with fellow countryman Oscar Hernandez may now be on the cards, depending on whether the 31-year-old can beat Poland's Lukasz Kubot.
Another Spaniard who successfully made it to the next stage is Daniel Gimeno-Traver, the 24-year-old beat compatriot Santiago Ventura 7-6 (9/7) 6-1.