Zimonjic and Lopez top French duo

Feliciano Lopez and Nenad Zimonjic edged Michael Llodra and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 in the first round of the BNP Paribas Masters on Tuesday in Paris.

Lopez and Zimonjic fired 10 aces and won 87 per cent of their first serve points to advance past the Frenchmen in 67 minutes. The Spanish/Serbian duo will face Barclays ATP World Tour Finals hopefuls Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer, the seventh seeds, for a place in the quarter-finals. Qureshi and Rojer are looking to claim one of the final two berths to the season finale in London.