Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer had a successful start at the Stockholm Open as they eliminated the Spaniards Marc Lopez and Tommy Robredo 7-6 (1), 6-2.
The second seeds Butorac-Rojer are the defending champions and will be looking to improve their chances to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. They are currently ninth and only the first eight qualify.
Other 1st round match:
Juan Ignacio Chela/Andre Sa (ARG/BRA) – Johan Brunstrom/Jarkko Nieminen (SWE/FIN) – 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4), 10-8