Belarusian tennis player Max Mirnyi wins R1 in Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

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Belarusian Max Mirnyi successfully started his performance in the Rolex Masters in Monte Carlo, Monaco (the prize money is 3.2 million euros), BelTA informs.

In the opening match in doubles, the 37-year veteran of the Belarusian tennis together with his new partner, a 23-year-old Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, defeated Finnish-Croatian duet Henri Contin / Marin Draganja in two sets 6:1, 6:3. In the second round the Belarusian-Bulgarian duo will face the best world duet, American twin brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

This season Max Mirnyi started playing with Croatian Ivan Dodig. In Doha (Qatar), they lost in the R1, in Memphis (USA) they reached the semis, and in Delray Beach lost in the quarterfinals.

In ATP Auckland, New Zealand, Mirnyi with Brazilian Marcelo Melo played in the semifinals. At the Australian Open in Melbourne Mirnyi played with Spaniard Feliciano López, reaching the quarterfinals, and in Miami they played only one match. In Acapulco, Mexico, with Dominican Victor Estrella-Burgos, Mirnyi reached the semis. Last week, at the tournament in Casablanca, Morocco, Max Mirnyi played with a local tennis player Mehdi Jdi and lost in the R1.

It’s Max Mirnyi’s 16th appearance on the clay courts of Monte Carlo; he’s a two-time winner of this tournament in doubles (in 2003 we won playing with Indian Mahesh Bhupathi and in 2006 with Swede Jonas Bjorkman. Overall, Max Mirnyi won 48 ATP doubles tournaments competing with different partners. The last tournament he won was ATP Beijing (October 2013), when he played with Romanian Horia Tecau.

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