Nenad Zimonić and Robert Lindsted were defeated in three sets by Frenchman Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

After two and a half hours fighting French celebrated with 6:4, 6:7 (5), 7-6 (5). In the next round game against 11th seeds David Marero and Fernando Verdasko.

Zimonjic and Lindsted had five double faults, only 60% of first service, and missed all six breaks chances.

Zimonjic at the Australian Open men’s doubles competition was finalist (2010), and has twice won the Melbourne title in mixed doubles competition. It could do so again this season, because with Katarina Srebotnik reached the second round.