Julien Benneteau overcame Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to progress at the ATP Malaysian Open
Last Updated: 25/09/12 12:35pm
Julien Benneteau: Opening victory in Kuala Lumpur
Seventh seed Julien Benneteau has reached the second round of the Malaysian Open with a straight-sets win over Carlos Berlocq.
The Frenchman allowed a 5-2 lead to slip away as the first set went to a tie-break, but he won that comfortably and went on to complete a 7-6 (7/2) 6-3 win in 91 minutes.
Australia's Matthew Ebden beat Russian wild-card Philip Davydenko, the nephew of former world number three Nikolay, 6-0 7-6 (7/3) while Spaniard Albert Ramos enjoyed a 6-1 6-4 success against Julian Knowle of Austria.
Ramos fired down 14 aces on his way to beating qualifier Knowle and his reward is a second round meeting with third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan.