SA No 1 Kevin Anderson and doubles specialist Raven Klaasen both prepare with the hope of finding some glory as the European summer begins and more importantly, they pursue the road which leads to the French Open.
He then cruised to a comfortable two-set victory over the young American and next-generation contender Ernesto Escobedo.
The tall South African has set up a meeting with 16th seed Alexander Zverev on Tuesday.
Klaasen and his American partner Rajeev Ram are seeded sixth
at the event. After a tough draw in
This week does not look easier for the pair, as they are likely to encounter Kyrgios again, as he has paired up with Fabio Fognini.
Fognini is considered to be one of a handful of players who has the potential to beat the king of clay himself, Rafael Nadal.
However, the new duo Kyrgios/Fognini first have to get past
the doubles specialist pair of Oliver Marach of