Alejandro Falla dismissed seventh- 6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round at the $398,250 Heineken Open, a final Australian Open tuneup.

Sixth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Rui Machado, while Santiago Giraldo defeated Michael Venus, 6-4, 6-3 on the hardcourts at ASB Tennis Centre.

Two-time Auckland titlist David Ferrer bested David Nalbandian in last year's finale here.

The 2012 Auckland champion will collect $71,900.