TENNIS

Sofia Open Tennis : Paire, Mager Advance To Second Round

Benoit paire broke a three-match losing streak with a 6-4 7-5 win over Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the first round of the Sofia Open.

Paire played aggressively and managed to break Davidovich Fokina's serve five times to advance over the number seven seed.

Paire will next face either Emil ruusuvuori or James Duckworth in round two.

The Frenchman's Compatriot Adrian Mannarino did no fare as well, losing 6-3 6-2 in straight sets to Gianluca Mager of Italy.

After upsetting the number six seed, mager will next face Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic.