41th World No., Slovak Martin Klizan, beat Australian Alexei Popyrin, who occupies the 147th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 7/6 (4), 4/6, 7/6 (5) at the start of the tournament in Sydney. Tennis players spent on the court 2 hours 41 minutes. During this time, the 29-year-old Klizan completed three aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold one break point, and the 19-year-old Popyrin filed five times, made one double mistake and made two breaks. Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the Slovak. In the second round of the Sydney International competition, Klizan will play either with the Frenchman Jérémy Chardy or the Italian Andreas Seppi.