Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Julien Benneteau of France are off to a good start at the US Open men’s doubles event after defeating Tomasz Bednarek of Poland and Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in straight sets 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) late on Thursday.

Zimonjic and Benneteau will face Brian Baker and Rajeev Ram of the United States in the second round.