Tuesday was a day packed with tennis with both the men’s 1st and 2nd round match ups taking place on the same day. The morning session was witness to the opening round matches that saw 13th seed Tommy Haas, 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka and giant killers Lukas Rosol and Horacio Zeballos in action. Wawrinka was the sole survivor of that quartet, but only after fighting back from a set deficit against qualifier Carlos Berlocq 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Later in the day, World no 1 Novak Djokovic and 2nd seed Roger Federer took to the courts, returning to the thick of it after early exits in Madrid. Both looked to be confident and in sublime touch in their straight set defeats of Albert Montanes and Potito Starace, respectively. Joining them on Thursday in round 3 will be 6th seed Tomas Berdych, 7th seed Juan Martin Del Potro and 9th seed Richard Gasquet who came through comfortably in their 2nd round matches.