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Fleming-Hutchins Begin Montpellier Campaign

Doubles 2012

Zeballos, Massu, Souza© Jim RydellHoracio Zeballos and Joao Souza edged Nicolas Massu and partner Paul Capdeville in a Match Tie-break.

British top seeds Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins opened their campaign for a second ATP World Tour title by beating Simone Bolelli and Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-2 in 53 minutes on Wednesday at the Open Sud de France. Fleming and Hutchins dropped 11 points on their serves and hit six aces to advance to the quarter-finals.

Dustin Brown and Lovro Zovko scraped past second seeds Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 11-9 in one hour and 45 minutes, while Treat Conrad Huey and Ken Skupski overcame fourth seeds Philipp Marx and Adil Shamasdin 7-6(5), 6-1 in 69 minutes.

Gael Monfils and his 18-year-old brother Daryl Monfils played their first doubles match together on the ATP World Tour, but lost to alternates Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Kunitsyn. The Russians won 6-2, 6-1.

Ivo Karlovic and Frank Moser advanced to the PBZ Zagreb Indoors semi-finals, dismissing wild cards Marin Draganja and Franco Skugor 6-3, 6-2 in just 53 minutes. Karlovic and Moser won 29 of their 32 first serve points and cracked 11 aces.

Top seeds Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya reached the final eight, defeating Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-3, 6-4 in 57 minutes.

Marcos Baghdatis and Mikhail Youzhny teamed up to beat Julian Knowle and Michael Kohlmann 6-4, 5-7, 10-5 in a first-round meeting. Daniele Bracciali and Lukas Rosol also won their opening match, topping British pair Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-8.

At the VTR Open, Thomaz Bellucci and Marcelo Melo cruised against Albert Montanes and Ivan Navarro, winning their first-round encounter 6-4, 6-2 in Vina del Mar. The Brazilians advanced to the quarter-finals in just over an hour, winning 69 per cent of their second serve return points.

In other first-round action, Frederico Gil and Daniel Gimeno-Traver defeated Leonardo Mayer and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-2, 7-6(1), while Joao Souza and Horacio Zeballos beat wild cards Paul Capdeville and Nicolas Massu 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

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