The tenth racket of the world, Croatian Marin Cilic, in three sets lost to Frenchman Gael Monfils, occupying the 23rd line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/3, 4/6, 6/0 at the start of the tournament in Dubai.
Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour 45 minutes. During this time, the 30-year-old Cilic performed one ace, made a mistake once when serving and sold one break point, and the 32-year-old Monfils filed right through seven times, made one double mistake and made five breaks. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 3-0 in favor of the Frenchman.
In the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Monfils will play against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, who defeated Egyptian Mohammed Safwat with a score of 4/6, 6/3, 6/4.