The 53rd World No., representative of Kazakhstan, Mikhail Kukushkin, beat Dutchman Robin Haase, who occupies the 55th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/2, 7/6 (4) at the start of the tournament in Rotterdam.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes. During this time, 31-year-old Kukushkin completed two aces, never made a mistake in filing and realized two break points, and his peer from the Netherlands filed six times right through, made one double mistake and did not make a single break.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of an athlete from Kazakhstan. In the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Kukushkin will play either with the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas or with the Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.