Novak Djokovic began the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters crown on Tuesday afternoon with an emphatic 6-1 and 6-0 annihilation of Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes in Monaco. The defending champion was always going to be the favourite against the 33-year old, ranked 57 in the ATP singles rankings.
The opening set saw a cautious start at 1-1 before Djokovic flexed his muscle and grabbed a 6-1 set victory. Breezing through set two the 26-year old left Montanes in his wake with a destructive 6-0 triumph.
The match was all over in just 45 minutes. The Serb will have to wait to discover his next opponent as it will be between Pablo Carreno Busta and the winner of Kevin Anderson versus Gael Monfils.