Nenad Zimonjic and Robert Lindstedt successfully started Australian Open in a men doubles competetion. Serbian-Swedish pair at the start of the tournament played against Nicholas Mahut and Michael Llodra who had withdrawn from the field at the end of the second set, because Nicolas Mahut injuries to the knee.
The French have a better duel began, they won first set with 1:0 (6:3), but after Lindstedt and Zimonjic equalized 1:1 (6:3, 5:7) after break in the 12th game of the second set, Llodra and Mahut were withdrawn.
Zimonjic and Lindstedt are 7th seeds at Australian Open. In second round they will play against better double from match Elgin/Istomin – Bennetau/Roger-Vasselin.