Nice, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Monaco and Pablo Carreno Busta were first-round winners Sunday at the Nice Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up.

The eighth-seeded Monaco cruised past Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-2, while Carreno Busta of Spain beat French teenager Maxime Hamou 6-2, 6-2.

Latvian Ernests Gulbis beat Argentine Federico Delbonis in last year's final.