Third seeds Robert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonjic defeated Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The Swedish/Serbian duo needed just 59 minutes to advance, breaking serve once in each set.
Lindstedt/Zimonjic are coming off their first team title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. de Bakker/Huta Galung). The 35-year-old Lindstedt partnered Martin Damm to the Dubai final in 2009 (l. to De Voest/Tursunov). The 36-year-old Zimonjic won the title in 2007 with Fabrice Santoro.