Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal returns a ball to his French opponent during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament tennis match, on April 15, 2015 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE
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Finalist Roger Federer and holder Stan Wawrinka rolled to quick-fire opening wins at the Monte Carlo Masters Wednesday as clay king Rafael Nadal also joined the Swiss pair with a solid start.Second seed Federer, a three-time runner-up at the seaside Country Club, took just 54 minutes to dominate Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-1 as the Frenchman sent in a pair of double-faults in the penultimate game while Federer advanced with his third ace on match point a game later.It's been really difficult over the last two months ... [Marseille quarterfinal and second and third-round defeats in the U.S.]".The seventh seed, who lifted his first elite Masters 1000 title in Monaco a year ago as he beat compatriot Roger Federer for the title, spent 71 minutes in getting past Monaco.
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