MUTUA MADRID OPEN 2012
by ATP Staff
Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet set a second-round clash with Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek.
The Poles, who lifted the trophy at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event when it was played on indoor hard-courts in 2008, won 79 per cent of their service points, firing 12 aces in the 78-minute contest.
Fyrstenberg and Matkowski are coming off their first season title at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (d. Granollers/Lopez) and are through to their sixth quarter-final of the year.
Seventh-seeded Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna also reached the final eight with a 6-1, 7-6(2) victory over Santiago Gonzalez and Christopher Kas. The Dubai champions won 30 of their 33 first serve points to advance in 64 minutes.
In first-round action, last week’s Estoril Open titlists Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer kept their momentum going, beating wild cards Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Ivan Navarro 6-3, 7-5 in 80 minutes.
Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils teamed up to defeat wild cards Sergei Bubka and Javier Marti 7-6(6), 6-2. Gasquet and Monfils will clash with No. 5 seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek next.