The 13th World Player, Russian Karen Khachanov, in three sets, defeated Spaniard Jaume Munar, who occupies the 55th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/4, 6/7 (5), 6/3 at the start of the Masters in Madrid.
The match lasted 3 hours. During this time, the 22-year-old Khachanov performed four aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold six break points, while his peer from Spain filed right through twice, made one double mistake and made four breaks.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. The next opponent of Khachanov in Madrid will be Moldovan Radu Albot or Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.