Sao Paulo, Brazil – Italy's Filippo Volandri cruised to a set win over seventh-seeded Albert Montanes on Monday in the first round of the $475,300 Brasil Open.
Volandri won nearly 80 percent of his first-serve points to upset the Spaniard 6-2, 6-3 in their sixth career meeting.
The 30-year-old Italian improved to 4-2 with his second straight win over the 31-year-old Montanes.
This week's No. 1 seed is defending champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain, who captured his second Brasil Open title last year.