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British-Australian duo Ross Hutchins and Stephen Huss stunned 2008 runners-up Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the quarter-finals.
This was just their second opening round exit that Australian Open runners-up Bhupathi-Knowles have made in 2009. Hutchins and Huss improve improve to 8-7 this season highlighted with semi-finals showings at San Jose and Marsielle.
They will next face first time pairing Mardy Fish and Juan Martin del Potro for a spot in the semi-finals. They too caused an upset, beating seventh seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-3, 6-4.