ATP Masters of Monte-Carlo began last Saturday
in Monaco with entries that included Sargis Sargsyan
and David Nalbandian.
Sargsyan represented Armenia, while Nalbandian
represented his home, Argentina.
Neither fared well on the clay among 64 competitors,
as Sargsyan went down 0-6, 5-7 in the first round
to Felix Mantilla of Spain (ranked 19).
Nalbandian was seeded 6 in Monaco and took an
easy 6-4, 6-0 first round victory over Richard
Gasquet (No. 114) of France.
But Nalbandian was dispatched in the second round,
suffering a 2-6, 6-7 (6) defeat to No. 160-ranked
Filippo Volandri of Italy.
Sargsyan earned €7,500 and one race point;
Nalbandian, €15,000 and seven points.
Top-ranked American-Armenian Andre Agassi did