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MONACO -- Novak Djokovic began the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against Montanes, who has taken only one set off Djokovic. "For the first match on clay, it was great. There were not too many flaws in my game," Djokovic said. "I was just trying to use the court well, not allowing him to get into the rhythm. I was changing the angles, coming to the net, being aggressive." The speed and ease of the win reminded him of when he beat Czech player Jan Hernych 6-0, 6-0 five years ago in the second round at Basel, Switzerland. "Its great that you have a chance to finish your work on the court in such a short time," he said. "On the other (hand), I would like to have a little bit more longer rallies, bigger challenge so I can test myself, see where I am, where my game is at this moment on clay." The only small drawback for Djokovic is that he has some soreness in his right wrist. "I have a certain problem that I carry for the last week or so," he said. "The short match today helped definitely. So Im going to have some time to heal it." Djokovic has won two Masters titles this year, beating Rafael Nadal in Key Biscayne and Roger Federer at Indian Wells. He is also looking for his fifth straight Masters title after winning Paris and Shanghai at the end of last year. He faces Frenchman Gael Monfils in the next round, who beat 14th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 7-6 (4), or Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. French Open runner-up David Ferrer of Spain needed a bit longer to reach the third round, taking just over one hour to beat Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-0 after dropping his opening service game. Ferrer, who lost the final here to Nadal in 2011, next plays 12th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Albert Ramos of Spain. Ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France also advanced to round three after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. In the first round, Dimitrov beat Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, while 13th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia lost to Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (4) and No. 16 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland was beaten by Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-2. Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia beat Gilles Simon of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and will next play Nadal on Wednesday, while Croat Marin Cilic beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 and faces Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, the third seed. Jim Ritcher Jersey Retro . -- Wes Welker is unlikely to suit up for Denvers game Thursday against San Diego after leaving Sundays win over Tennessee with his second concussion in four games. Authentic Cheap Jerseys . 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The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner.BUFFALO, N.Y. - A week ago, William Karlsson wasnt sure he made the Anaheim Ducks roster until the centre boarded the team flight for a season-opening four-game eastern road swing. On Monday afternoon, the rookie 21-year-old centre was celebrating his first two NHL goals following a one-sided 5-1 win over the winless Buffalo Sabres. I had a goal to make the team, but I was ready to go back to Norfolk, Karlsson said, referring to the Ducks Virginia-based AHL affiliate. But now Im here. And now my next focus is the next game. Karlsson has certainly earned his opportunity filling the third-line centre role in place of injured forwards Dany Heatley (groin) and Kyle Palmieri (ankle). He put the Ducks up 2-0 at 8:15 of the second period by snapping a shot in from the slot. Karlsson then made it 4-0 early in the third period, when he batted in his own rebound. Coach Bruce Boudreau held out Karlsson in the Ducks opener at Pittsburgh, before giving him a shot in a 3-2 win at Detroit on Saturday. We put him in, and it was, Not bad. Lets see what hes got again, Boudreau said. And tonight, I thought he was our best player. Ryan Kesler scored on a third-period penalty shot and Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey had a goal each in a game Anaheim outshot the Sabres 44-12. The Ducks (2-1) were so dominant — and Sabres so inept — that Anaheim was outshooting Buffalo 40-10 when Kessler beat goalie Michal Neuvirth with a low shot inside the left post with 7:35 remaining. Tyler Ennis scored the Sabres lone goal, spoiling Frederik Andersons first career-shutout bid at the 6:36 mark of the third period. It was like an NHL team playing against a Pee Wee team. They dominated us from start to finish, Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. We werent strong enough, not committed enough, not smart enough. No desperation. Neuvirth held his own by stopping 39 shots in making his first start. The trouble was, the Sabres provided little offensive support after being outshot 29-7 through 40 minutees.dddddddddddd The Sabres hardly look improved in coming off a last-place finish in which they scored an NHL post-expansion-era-low 150 goals, and lost a franchise-worst 51 games. Before last year, Buffalo had never opened a season 0-3. Now the Sabres have done it in consecutive years. Following a 6-2 loss at Chicago, Buffalo has been outscored by a combined 14-4 and outshot 131-57. We need to be mad and get angry, Ennis said, looking ahead to Buffalos game at Carolina on Tuesday. We need to play really hard tomorrow and we will. The only downside to the Ducks victory was forward Patrick Maroon not returning after hurting his left leg 11 minutes into the second period. Maroon was driving up the right wing, when his left knee was clipped by Sabres defenceman Josh Gorges hip check near the boards. Maroon lay on the ice for several minutes and required help to be escorted to the locker room. Maroon was spotted leaving the Ducks locker room with his left leg immobilized. Boudreau said it was too early to determine the severity of the injury, but added there was no chance Maroon will play at Philadelphia on Tuesday. Perry opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 15:30 of the first period. Anaheim then sealed the victory in the first four minutes of the third, when Beleskey and Karlsson scored 18 seconds apart to make it 4-0. The crowd was so unhappy that it cheered when Cody McCormick shot the puck the length of the ice and into an open Anaheim net after the whistle blew following a delayed penalty against Buffalo late in the first period. NOTES: Before the game, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in Buffalo to announce the Sabres had been selected to host the 2016 draft. ... 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