The tournament is the first of the year in the men's ATP Masters Series.
American journeyman Paul Goldstein ousted Argentina's Sergio Roitman 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
Other opening-round winners were Frenchmen Paul-Henri Mathieu, Julien Benneteau, Nicolas Mahut, Michael Llodra, Florent Serra, Gilles Simon and Arnaud Clement; Evgeny Korolev and Teimuraz Gabashvili from Russia; Germans Florian Mayer and Philipp Kohlschreiber; Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi from Italy; Canadian Frank Dancevic, Americans Vincent Spadea and Michael Russell; Feliciano Lopez and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez from Spain; and Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman.
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