The 188th World No. Japanese, Jasutaka Utiyama, beat Frenchman Hugo Umber, who occupies the 84th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/4, 7/6 (6) at the start of the tournament in Brisbane. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes. During this time, Utiyama, 26, performed 12 aces, never made a mistake in filing and realized one break point, and Umber, 20, filed through six times, made four double mistakes and did not make a single break. This was the first official meeting of athletes. The next opponent for Utiyama in Brisbane will be Briton Kyle Edmund.