Zimonjic, Matkowski off to good start in Beijing

Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Poland’s Marcin Matkowski played well in their doubles opener at the ATP tournament in Beijing, defeating Austria’s Julian Knowle and Oliver Marac 6-3, 6-4 in the first round on Monday.

Second-seeded Zimonjic and Matkowski will next face the British-Swedish duo of Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt.

Inglot and Lindstedt beat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and Lukasz Kubot of Poland in the first round 6:4, 7:6 (7:3).