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Mannarino reaches second round in France

2:22 PM, Feb 4, 2014   |    comments
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Montpellier, France ( - Frenchman Adrian Mannarino was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Open Sud de France tennis event.

Mannarino handled lucky loser and fellow Frenchman Vincent Millot 6-4, 6-4 on the indoor hardcourts at Arena Montpellier.

The left-handed Mannarino is rewarded with a second-round match against third- seeded Polish slugger Jerzy Janowicz.

Also on Day 2, Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin dismissed Turkish qualifier Marsel Ilhan 6-4, 7-5 and an all-French affair saw qualifier Marc Gicquel take out lefty Michael Llodra 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Llodra captured this event in Lyon in 2006. The 2006 and 2007 runner-up Gicquel will battle second-seeded fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon in the round of 16.

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