Fourth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his American partner Travis Parrott survived some torrid moments before taming their opponents to move into the doubles second round at the euro 450,000 BMW Open tennis tournament in Munchen, Germany.
The Indo-American pair toiled in the middle to get the better of unseeded Nicolas Almagro (Spain) and Sebastian Prieto (Argentina) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 to set up a second round clash with American James Cerretani and French Jeremy Chardy.
Elsewhere, US-based Prakash Amritraj downed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(3), 6-1 to sail into the singles second round of the Israel Open at Ramat Hasharon.
He will take on local favourite Harel Levy in the second round.
On the Challenger Tour, the Indo-American pair of Harsh Mankad and Kaes Van'thof outplayed Paul Bishop and Mikk Irdoja 7-6 (2), 6-4 to move into the second round of the Tail Savannah Challenger at Savannah, USA.