Philipp Marx (ATP-Doubles Ranking 71) mastered the first hurdle with his doubles partner Florin Mergea (ATP-Doubles Ranking 67) at the French Open 2013. The two doubles experts had tough opponents in the 1. round. They had to play against the Frenchmen Gael Monfils and Josselin Quanna (ATP-Doubles Ranking 241). But Marx and Mergea were not awed by their opponents and won the match with 6:3/7:6 (7:4). In the 2. round they will play against Colin Fleming/Jonathan Marray or Feliciano Lopez/Andre Sa.