The first round decides who will take on the favourites

The four seeds will make their debut on Thursday

The first round decides who will take on the favourites

The Palacio de los Deportes de Granada opened its doors for the round of 32. An unveiling which began with Gonzalo Díaz and Luciano Capra taking on Javier Escalante and Gerard Company. A match decided by minor details in favour of Diaz and Capra. They managed just one break in the first set to win 6-4. Escalante and Company didn't give up and fought for every point but were responded by Godo's talent and Lucho's court coverage. However, another break in the second set was the difference again, as the Argentines won 6-4 in almost two hours of play.

Ignacio G. Gadea and Germán Tamame achieved an identical scoreline (6-4 y 6-4) to beat a very solid pairing in Alex Ruiz and Sebastián Nerone.

The second match of the morning on centre court was Federico Quiles and Marcello Jardim versus Borja Yribarren and Juan Manuel Vázquez. Quiles and Jardim imposed themselves from the start. Jardim's vibora was causing a lot of damage, as were Federico Quiles' volleys. The first set ended 6-3 in just over 38 minutes. In the second set, Vazquez and Yribarren made more inroads on their opponents' serve but they didn't manage a break and that allowed Jardim and Quiles to race away with it 6-4 in an hour and 38 minutes.

Federico Chingotto and Juan Tello advanced swiftly by winning 6-3 6-2 against Matías Nicoletti and Cristian Germán Gutiérrez.

Also featuring in the last 16 will be Fernando Poggi and Gabriel Reca who defeated Juan Manuel Restivo and Martín Di Nenno 7-6 / 6-4.

Juan Mieres and Miguel Lamperti took to centre court to face Matías Marina and Javier Concepción. Mieres and Lamperti proved they're in great form from the start of the match. The pairing from Bahia Blanca won 6-3 in under 25 minutes to take the first advantage of the match. In the second set, the pairing coached by Gustavo Pratto kept up its efficiency. Mieres solid net play and Lamperti's defining shots were the perfect formula to break Concepcion and Marina in the seventh game to lead 4-3. It was a definitive blow for Mieres and Lamperti as they went on to win 6-4 in just an hour and 4 minutes.

Jerónimo González Luque and Javier González Barahona made it to the last sixteen for the first time after beating Christian Fuster and Jordi Muñoz 6-4 / 6-4.

A high voltage clash between two pairings who know each other perfectly took place as Álvaro Cepero - Aday Santana and Ramiro Moyano - Maxi Grabiel squared off. The first set was dominated by the Argentine pairing, who backed their game on Grabiel's work rate and Moyano's capacity to finish off points. One break was enough for them to win 6-3.

In the second set, Cepero and Santana made a strong reaction. While the Andalusian felt more comfortable on the forehand court, the Canary Islander started to cause harm with his powerful strokes. Added to that, Maxi Grabiel needed a medical timeout for some physical issues. The Spaniards made the most to romp on to a 6-0 scoreline. Horacio Álvarez Clementi's kept it up in the third set. A break in the fourth set catapulted them to win 6-1 and advance to the last sixteen.

José A. García Diestro and Martín Sánchez Piñeiro will also be in the last sixteen after a straightforward 6-0 / 6-2 win against Brazilian duo Lucas Bergamini and Lucas Campagnolo.

Adrián Allemandi and Juan Lebrón played out a fascinating duel against the number 6 pairing, Alejandro Galán and Juan Cruz Belluati. Lebron and Allemandi came out much stronger and broke in the fourth. They conserved that advantage despite some struggles to win the first set 6-3 in forty minutes. In the second set, Galan and Belluati tried to level the match but they were surprised by Lebron and Allemandi's game, as they broke in the third game and once again held on for dear life. Galan and Belluati had up to six break points but it came to nothing as their opponents clinged on to win 6-3.

Ernesto Moreno Carrasco and Francisco Gomes reached the last sixteen by winning 2-6 /6-3 /6-4 against Pedro Alonso-Martínez and Aris Patiniotis.

The day came to an end with Javier Ruiz - Uri Botello facing Pablo Lijó - Guillermo LahozA match that was played at a slow pace and with no cheap points being given away. Slowly but surely, Lahoz and Lijó imposed themselves in that tempo by breaking to claim an advantage. But that advantage disappeared in the seventh game with a break back from their opponents, as the home fans spurred on local player Ruiz. The set went into a tiebreak and that's when Willy Lahoz showed his true class. This added to some unforced errors gave Lijó and Lahoz the first set 7-6. Buoyed by this advantage, Lahoz and Lijó broke early in the second set but, once again, Botello and Ruiz struck back in the fourth game. The outcome would be controlled by Lahoz and Lijó however, as their precision helped them to win 6-2 in almost an hour and 45 minutes.

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