The 240th racket of the world, Briton Andy Murray, beat Australian James Duckworth, who occupies the 234th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/3, 6/4 at the start of the tournament in Brisbane. The match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes. During this time, 31-year-old Murray performed six aces, made a mistake four times in filing and realized three break points, and the 26-year-old Duckworth filed right through eight times, made two double mistakes and made one break. Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in crawling the British. In the second round of the Brisbane International competition, Murray will fight with Russian Daniel Medvedev.