Russian tennis players Karen Khachanov and Pavel Kotov won the first round matches of the ATP 500 tournament in Astana.
At the start of the competition, Khachanov, who occupies the 18th line in the world ranking, beat the American Maxim Cressy. The match lasted 1h29 and ended with the score of 6:4, 7:6 (7:3).
Kotov defeated Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina – 6: 4, 6: 4. At the moment, the Russian does not enter the top 100 of the world rankings.
In the next round, Khachanov will play with the winner of the match Marin Cilic (Croatia) – Oscar Otte (Germany). Kotov will face Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut.
ATP 500. Astana (Kazakhstan). Astana Open. Hard. Prize Fund – $1.9 million
Karen Khachanov (Russia) – Maxim Cressy (USA) – 6:4, 7:6 (7:3)
Pavel Kotov (Russia, LL) — Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina (Spain) — 6:4, 6:4
Source : MatchTV
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