The 239th World No., Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beat the Australian Tanasi Kokkinakis, who occupies the 146th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 7/6 (6), 6/4 at the start of the Brisbane tournament. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. During this time, the 33-year-old Tsonga performed 11 aces, once made a mistake when serving and sold two break points, and the 22-year-old Kokkinakis filed three times, did not allow any double mistakes and made one break. Previously, athletes did not meet each other. In the second round of the competition Brisbane International Tsonga will fight with the Spaniard Rafael Nadal.