Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez defeated Michael Llodra and Andy Ram in the Miami doubles 6-2, 7-5 in the first round in just over 30 minutes. 30 minutes is an incredibly fast match considering only 3 aces were served throughout the match. The Spanish duo next face Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley. Fernando is currently ranked 141 in doubles and Feli is ranked 74.
With Hanley ranked 18 in doubles, and being one of Australia’s doubles specialists in Davis Cup, and Aspelin being ranked 11 in doubles, the Spaniards are going to have their work cut out for them to get through to the next round.