The sixth racket of the world, Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, at the start of the competition Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships defeated the Frenchman Benoit Paire, who occupies 65th place in the world ranking, 6/4, 6/3.
For 1 hour and 21 minutes of the match, Kei made two aces and three breaks, making a mistake in filing once. While Benoit four times filed through and made five double mistakes.
Through personal meetings of opponents was 6-2 in favor of the Japanese. In the second round of the tournament in Dubai, Nishikori will play against Pole Hubert Hurkacz.