The 83rd racket of the world, Latvian tennis player Ernests Gulbis, defeated Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who occupies 73rd place in the world ranking, at the start of the competition Open Sud de France – 6/4, 7/6 (5). For 1 hour and 38 minutes of the match, Ernests made 14 aces and two breaks, making a double mistake when serving. While Hubert four times filed through and realized one break point, making three double faults.
Before opponents have not met. In the second round of the tournament in Montpellier, Gulbis will play either with Radu Albot from Moldova or with German Philipp Kohlschreiber.