The 72nd World No., Serb Filip Krajinovic, beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, who is on the 195th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 7/6 (7), 6/4 at the start of the Montpellier tournament.
The match lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes. During this time, the 26-year-old Krajinovic performed seven aces, made a mistake three times in filing and realized one break point, and the 37-year-old Mahut filed a handful ten times, made two double mistakes and did not make a single break.
Previously, the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. In the second round of the Open Sud de France competition, Krajinovich will fight with the Belgian David Goffin.