Andy Murray will take on France's Benoit Paire in the third round of the men's singles at the Monte Carlo Masters 2016 on 14 April, Thursday.
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Murray defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert to seal a berth in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. The British tennis star won the first set comfortably, only to have a scare after losing the second set.
However, the 28-year-old made no mistake and won the third and final set, winning the match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Murray will be looking for a straight-set victory when he faces another Frenchman on Thursday.
Paire will enjoy the support of home fans when he takes on the two-time Grand Slam winner. He knocked out Joao Sousa in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to make it to the third round of the tournament.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Monte Carlo Masters after his defeat to 22-year-old Jiri Vesely. Paire will be hoping for another upset when he faces Murray.
Betting Odds (Betfair)
- Andy Murray to win: 1/4
- Benoit Paire to win: 3
Murray and Paire have never faced each other in ATP or Grand Slam events. The pair will meet for the first time in the third round clash of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Murray and Paire will face each other for the first time in the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.