Julien Benneteau wins opener
PARIS -- Julien Benneteau was among three French winners in the opening round of the Paris Masters on Monday, downing Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 to set up a match against countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Benneteau broke twice in each set despite Troicki serving 14 aces.
The other local winners were Gilles Simon and Benoit Paire. Simon beat 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-5, 6-1, and Paire defeated Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
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