On Monday, fourth seeds Andrey Golubev and Maximo Gonzalez were stunned in their first tour-level encounter as a team at the Mallorca Championships, when Aslan Karatsev and Joran Vliegen held their nerve in a pair of tie-breaks to beat fourth seeds Andrey Golubev and Maximo Gonzalez 7-6(1), 7-6. (6).
To win the second-set tie-break, Karatsev and Vliegen scored three consecutive points, the first of which fended off a set point for their opponents. Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez or Tallon Girekspoor and Botic van de Zandschulp will be their next opponents in the ATP 250 event in Spain.
In the other first-round match played on Monday in Mallorca, Austrian wild card Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler defeated Sebastian Baez and Joao Sousa 7-5, 3-6, 10-4.