Rafael Nadal returned to competitive action in winning fashion on Friday.
Nadal, who decided to rest for six weeks after his Australian Open final defeat to Novak Djokovic, was back on court playing doubles with fellow Spaniard Marc Lopez.
The pair could well team up at this summer's Olympics and proved they could be a force to be reckoned with by beating third seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4 6-4.
Nadal also discovered his opening singles opponent on Friday.
He will play Leonardo Mayer on Sunday after the Argentine came from a set down to beat Alejandro Falla 2-6 7-6 (9/7) 6-4.
Bernard Tomic was the most surprising casualty of the day.
The promising teenager, who made the last 16 of the Australian Open in January, was beaten 4-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-0 by Gilles Muller.
Meanwhile, US wild card Denis Kudla set up a meeting with Roger Federer by defeating Tobias Kamke 2-6 7-6 (7/3) 6-4.
Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian impressed in beating Potito Starace 7-6 (7/4) 6-0 and American Ryan Sweeting dropped just four games while seeing off Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.
There were also wins for Llodra, Xavier Malisse, Tommy Haas, Denis Istomin, Steve Darcis, Marcos Baghdatis, Carlos Berlocq, Thomaz Bellucci, Nikolay Davydenko, Marinko Matosevic and Grigor Dimitrov.