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Marc Lopez y Rafael Nadal loraron la victoria en la ronda inicial en Basilea.

Nadal/Lopez Off To Winning Start in Basel

Spanish duo overcomes Coric/Troicki in Match Tie-break

Teaming up for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships in London in June, Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez scored a 6-1, 4-6, 10-5 win over the first-time pairing of Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Nadal/Lopez converted three of four break points in the one-hour and nine-minute contest, winning 68 percent (26 of 38) of their first-serve points.

Nadal has won four of his nine ATP World Tour doubles titles with his fellow Spaniard. They will next face Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau, 7-6(4), 7-6(2) winners over Leonardo Mayer/Andreas Seppi.

Also advancing on the doubles court in Basel were Dominic Inglot/Robert Lindstedt (d. Robin Haase/SergiyStakhovsky 6-1, 6-4).

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