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Lindstedt/Zimonjic Advance In Dubai

Doubles 2013

Zimonjic, Lindstedt© Dubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsNenad Zimonjic and Robert Lindstedt are chasing back-to-back titles.

Third seeds Robert Lindstedt and Nenad Zimonjic defeated Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The Swedish/Serbian duo needed just 59 minutes to advance, breaking serve once in each set.

Lindstedt/Zimonjic are coming off their first team title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. de Bakker/Huta Galung). The 35-year-old Lindstedt partnered Martin Damm to the Dubai final in 2009 (l. to De Voest/Tursunov). The 36-year-old Zimonjic won the title in 2007 with Fabrice Santoro.

Jonathan Erlich and Mikhail Youzhny also advanced, beating Roberto Bautista Agut and Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5 in 68 minutes.

At the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, top seeds Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau needed just 55 minutes to get past Andre Sa and Igor Zelenay 6-1, 6-4. The Belarusian/Romanian pairing are bidding for their first ATP World Tour team title, after finishing runners-up at the Apia International Sydney (l. to Bryans) last month.

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