A week after losing to Tommy Haas in straight sets in Stockholm, Juan Monaco exacted revenge and ousted the No. 11 seed 6-4, 7-5 at the Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid. Haas had break advantages in both sets before the Argentine fought back to secure the victory. He'll play the winner of Nicolás Almagro and Fernando González , on the schedule for tomorrow.
Top seed Roger Federer showed little rust in his defeat of American Robby Ginepri 7-6(2), 6-4. It was the world No. 1's first tour match since winning the US Open. He played in the Davis Cup World Group qualifying tie against the Czech Republic last month.
Kremlin Cup champion Nikolay Davydenko pulled out of the event today before his first scheduled match tomorrow with an elbow injury. His title in Moscow secured his place at the Masters Cup in Shanghai, so he will likely rest up for his title defense at Bercy in a few weeks. He was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Oscar Hernandez of Spain.