The two top seeds and the defending champion advanced in the second round of the Volvo Tennis Indoor tournament.

Lendl, seeded first, was sluggish against Wayne Ferreira of South Africa, but still won 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. No. 2 Pete Sampras also struggled before ousting Chris Garner 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. Last year's winner, No. 7 Michael Stich of Germany, defeated Alex Antonitsch of Austria 6-2, 6-3.