Teaming up for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships in London in June, Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez scored a 6-1, 4-6, 10-5 win over the first-time pairing of Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki at the Swiss Indoors Basel.
Nadal/Lopez converted three of four break points in the one-hour and nine-minute contest, winning 68 percent (26 of 38) of their first-serve points.
Nadal has won four of his nine ATP World Tour doubles titles with his fellow Spaniard. They now await the winner of the Leonardo Mayer/Andreas Seppi vs. Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau match-up.
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