Australian tennis player Alex De Minaur overcame the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Sydney, beating Serb Dusan Lajovic in two sets, – 6/4, 6/3. The match lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes. The 29th racket of the world, 19-year-old Alex, made three breaks and two aces, having made a mistake once when serving. 28-year-old Layovich, who occupies the 45th position in the world classification, once took an opponent’s submission, made four aces and one double mistake. Previously, the players have not met each other. In the second round of the Sydney International competition, De Minaur faced off with American Reilly Opelka, who defeated Spaniard Albert Ramos, 6/3, 6/4.