The 32nd world number one, Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, beat the Italian Thomas Fabbiano, who occupies the 85th line of the ATP ranking, with a score of 3/6, 6/3, 6/2 in the first round of the Dubai tournament.
Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour 58 minutes. During this time, the 35-year-old Verdasco performed 13 aces, made a mistake five times in filing and sold five break points, and the 29-year-old Fabbiano filed a double, made one double mistake and made three breaks.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Verdasco will fight either with the German Philipp Kohlschreiber or with the Swiss Roger Federer.