The 19th World No., Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, took over the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, who occupies the 75th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/3, 6/4 at the start of the tournament in Brisbane. The match lasted 1 hour 19 minutes. During this time, the 27-year-old Dimitrov performed nine aces, made a mistake six times in filing and realized three break points, and the 23-year-old Nishioka once filed right through, made one double mistake and made one break. This was the first official meeting of tennis players. In the second round of the Brisbane International tournament, Dimitrov will fight either with American Tennis Sandgren, or with Australian John Millman.