Zimonjic and Lindstedt debut new partnership

Top seeds Robert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonjic debuted their new partnership at the If Stockholm Open on Thursday as they defeated Swedish pairing Patrik Rosenholm and Milos Sekulic 6-3, 6-0 in the first round.

The Swedish/Serbian duo will play together full time next year and made a good start to their partnership as they broke serve five times from nine opportunities and won 73 per cent of their service points. The 35-year-old Lindstedt is bidding to win this ATP World Tour 250 tournament for the first time, while Zimonjic was the runner-up with Leander Paes on his only previous appearance in 2005 (l. to Arthurs/Hanley).