Andy Murray returned to action at the French Open with victory in the first round of the doubles on Thursday.
Auckland and Murray will face the top-seeded Bryan brothers next
The 19-year-old British number two had suffered with a lower back problem during his singles defeat to Gael Monfils on Tuesday.
But the Scot was fit enough to partner James Auckland to a 6-2 6-4 win over Australian duo Ashley Fisher and Jordan Kerr out on Court 14.
The British pair will face American top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in round two.
"It was a tough decision whether or not to play," said Murray. "I had to think about it but it would not have been fair for James if I didn't play.
"It's good that we did not have to play yesterday, we did some practice. I still have to be careful obviously. It's not going to go away after two days.
"I will need two to three weeks to recover. And if I had to play a singles match tomorrow I would not do it."
He added: "My serve is the only shot I can control but on the smash and stuff I have to be really careful.
"I know that by playing the doubles my back is not going to get much worse than that by playing on half a court."