ATP Cup. Khachanov brought the Russian team the lead in the match with Italy

In Australia ended the first meeting of the group stage of the team tournament of the Association of tennis professionals between Russia and Italy. Russian Karen Khachanov was stronger than the Italian Stefano Travalo in two sets with a score 7:5, 6:3.

the Players spent on court 1 hour and 28 minutes. In the next match of group D between the teams of Russia and Italy Daniil Medvedev will face Fabio Fognini. It will be held on January 3, a little later.

ATP Cup is a new team tournament, which is attended by 24 teams of the world. They are divided into six groups. The winners of each group go to the playoffs. Also there will be two best teams, took second place.