Men’s Doubles | Zimonjic among the stars
Nenad Zimonjic, former world number one and Roland Garros and Wimbledon winner, is the most titled player in the Men´s Double draw. The Serbian, alongside his compatriot Dusan Lajovic, will catch the attentions in this inaugural day.
The main seed are American Rajeev Ram and british Joe Salisbury who will debut against argentine team Guillermo Duran and Maximo Gonzalez.
The Portuguese crowd has high expectations on its number one João Sousa and his team mate, argentine Leonardo Mayer, with who achieved the semi-finals last year and this year at the Australian Open. Both are 3rd seed in this men`s doubles draw and they will debut against Santiago Gonzalez and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.
Others matches in this first round will put against second seeds Ben McLachlan and Matwe Middelkoop against double local favourites Gastão Elias and Pedro Sousa, while another home player, João Domingues, partnering with Pedro Martinez, will clash with Pablo Cuevas and Jean-Julien Rojer.