Monaco (France), April 17 (IANS) Spain's Albert Ramos-Viñolas qualified for the second round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after defeating the United States' Jared Donaldson 6-3, 6-3.

A finalist at last year's Monte-Carlo Masters, the 15th seed needed an hour and 37 minutes on Monday night to move one step closer to winning this year's title, reports EFE news agency.

"I'm really happy to be back in Monaco to play in this fantastic tournament," the world tennis No.24 said.

"I have plenty of memories of last year. I'm pleased about the easy win today, because a first match is always a special moment," he added.

Ramos-Viñolas is the second Spaniard to advance to the round of 32, after Roberto Bautista won 6-4, 6-3 over Peter Gojowczyk of Germany earlier on Monday.

In the upcoming round, Ramos-Viñolas is due to take on the winner of the match between the US's Tennys Sandgren and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.