The first racket of Uzbekistan, Denis Istomin, completed performance at the competitions Apia International Sydney in Sydney.
In the opening match he played against the 31st racket of the world, italian Andreas Seppi, with a score of 4: 6, 6: 4, 2: 6.
The match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes. During this time, Denis performed eleven innings, implemented three break-points and made one mistake on the pitch. While Andreas made three aces and five breaks with three double faults. Seppi gained an advantage in personal meetings - 7: 3. This defeat was the second bad luck for Istomin in the ATP Tour this season.
In the second round of the competition Apia International Sydney 31 -year-old Italian will play against Adrian Mannarino or Nicolas Mahut (both - France).