Top-seeded David Ferrer edged Olivier Rochus 7-5, 7-5 to reach the second round. Rochus saved five break points before succumbing to Ferrer on serve in the 10th game of the second set. The fifth-ranked Spaniard won despite 42 unforced errors.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired with a back injury trailing 3-1 against Xavier Malisse. Tsonga holds the eighth and final qualifying spot for the ATP finals ahead of Janko Tipsarevic, who also retired because of injury trailing 5-4 against Gilles Simon.