Marseille, France (Sports Network) - Towering Pole Jerzy Janowicz was an easy opening-round winner Monday at the $700,000 Open 13 tennis event.
The seventh-seeded 6-foot-8 Janowicz cruised past fellow big server Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4, on the indoor surface at Palais des Sports. Janowicz popped nine aces before crossing the finish line in 63 minutes.
Juan Martin del Potro, this week's second seed, defeated France's Michael Llodra, the 2010 winner and 2009 runner-up, in last year's Marseille final and is fresh off his title in Rotterdam last week.
This week's top seed is former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych.