Gasquet and Monfils advance into second round in Doha

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Second seeded Richard Gasquet of France made his way into the second round of the Qatar Open 2013 as he overcame Czech qualifier Jan Hernych 6-3 6-4.

Gasquet will play the winner of the match between Fabio Fognini and Grega Zemlja next.

Also through is Frenchman Gael Monfils after defeating wild card holder Mousa Shanan Zayed 6-0 6-3.

Last year finalist Monfils has been battling injuries in 2012, will play 3rd seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany next, who eliminated Croat Ivan Dodig also in straight sets 7-6 (5) 6-1.

In other first round matches, no.6 seed Serb Viktor Troicki dismissed another German player Bjorn Phau 6-3 3-6 6-4,  Czech Lukas Rosol upset 8th seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-2 7-6 (2) and Russia´s Nikolay Davydenko beat Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-2 6-3.

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