Second-seeded French Tsonga and Llodra dealt easily enough with Argentine pair Nalbandian/Schwank. One converted break point per each of the two sets did the trick, and the favorites were through after one hour and fourteen minutes of play: 6-3, 7-5. Their second-round opponents will be Indian veteran Paes and his compatriot Vardhan who won a three-set clash against Dutch pair Haase/Rojer with the end score 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-2.
Murray brothers disappointed the home spectators as they did not make it to the second round despite taking the first set against Austrians Melzer and Peya. A tie-break was played in the second set, but the British were constantly on a back foot and allowed the Austrians to equalize. The latter had better nerves in the last set. They had to broke back Murrays’ serves twice, and ultimately made their comeback complete with grabbing yet another break in the last game of the match. The result: 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-5. Their next opponents are Spaniards Ferrer and Lopez. They booked their ticket for the second round after winning a 7-6 (7), 6-7 (6), 8-6 marathon against fourth-seeded Polish pair Fyrstenberg/Matkowski.
Americans Roddick and Isner dropped out of the tournament without causing their Brazilian rivals Melo and Soares much trouble – the match was over in fifty minutes: 6-2, 6-4. The Brazilians are waiting for the outcome of the rescheduled Berdych/Stepanek vs.Bracciali/Seppi clash to find out their next opponent.