The 63rd World No. American Denis Kudla beat his compatriot Taylor Fritz, who occupies the 49th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 7/6 (5), 6/7 (2), 6/4 at the start of the Brisbane tournament. The meeting lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes. During this time, the 26-year-old Kudla performed eight aces, made a mistake four times in filing and realized one break point, and the 21-year-old Fritz filed 22 times, made four double mistakes and did not make a single break. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. The next opponent of Kudla at the Brisbane International competition will be Japanese Kei Nishikori.