Bedene sets up Nadal tie in Monte Carlo
British number two Aljaz Bedene will play Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters after beating Lukas Rosol in round one.
The Slovenia-born 26-year-old beat 30-year-old Czech Rosol 6-2 6-3 in just over an hour.
Spaniard Nadal, 29, is the fifth seed and received a bye into round two.
British number one Andy Murray also enters at the second round and will play French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 25, on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Scot is also competing in the men’s doubles, where he and partner Dom Inglot progressed to the second round by beating Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4.
Murray and Englishman Inglot next play Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France and Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic.