Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan beat Uzbekistan’s number one Denis Istomin - 6/2 , 7/5, in the first round of the tournament in Brisbane (Australia).
During the match , which lasted and hour and 24 minutes , 65 th racket of the world , 28 -year-old Mikhail, got three break-points, one ace and three faults filing. 29 -year-old Istomin , who is on the 61st position of the world ranking, made right through six innings and did not allow double faults . Kukushkin came forward in personal meetings of players - 3 : 2.
In the second round of the Brisbane International Tournaments, Kukushkin will play vs Japan’s Kei Nishikori.