The third-ranked Serb dropped serve three times in the opening
set but broke Ginepri four times.
"I was satisfied with my game from the baseline, but I was not
happy at all with my serve," Djokovic said. "This was my first
indoor match and it was hard to adapt to the circumstances.The
surface is very slow and the arena is extremely humid. Even people
sitting in the audience were sweating."
Juan Carlos Ferrero rallied past fifth-seeded
3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). The 23rd-ranked Spaniard, who lost both previous
matches against Canas this season, broke the Argentine twice in the
Jurgen Melzer also advanced after beating Alexander Peya 6-4,
6-3 in all-Austrian first-round match. Feliciano Lopez of Spain
defeated Werner Eschauer of Austria 6-3, 6-2, and Julien Benneteau
of France stopped Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.