Evans recovered from a set down to defeat Brazilian qualifier
Thiago Monteiro 6-7 6-2 7-6 and will play Mischa Zverev, the
German 14th seed who knocked Andy Murray out of the Australian
Open in January, in the second round.
Edmund sailed through in straight sets 6-3 6-4 against world
number 70 Jeremy Chardy and will face fourth seed Dominic Thiem
Local favorite Tommy Robredo lost 6-4 6-3 to Yuichi Sugita of
Japan. However, there was better news for the home crowd as
Nicolas Almagro beat Canada's Steven Diez 6-3 6-4.
The line-up for the second round will be confirmed on Tuesday,
with Dustin Brown versus Bernard Tomic the pick of the day's
action. The winner will face Murray.
(Writing by Joeph Cassinelli, Editing by Neil Robinson)
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