Italy’s 2019 NextGen champion Jannick Sinner laid on a straight-sets thrashing of Marton Fucsovics on Monday to advance in his opening match at the ATP Sofia event.

The 19-year-old ranked 44th kept his Hungarian opponent under constant pressure in their 93-minute meeting, with the teenager posting a 6-2, 6-4 result.

Sinner forced Fucsovic to defend 18 break points, with the Italian breaking on five of them while absorbing six aces.

The winner next plays Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler, ranked 149 and winner of two Challenger titles since September.

A pair of veteran Frenchmen advanced, with Richard Gasquet defeating Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3, -64 while 36-year-old qualifier Gilles Simon advanced past Andrej Martin 6-2, 6-2.

Both took less than 90 minutes to go through in the Bulgarian capital.

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