In Melbourne launched the Australian Open is the first tournament series Grand slam. Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov advanced to the second round of the tournament, beating Spaniard Mario Vilella Martinez.
Karen were seeded in the tournament at number 17, and his rivals – under 196. The first game ended with the victory of Spaniard 6:4. Second, the stronger was Karen. Resistant turned out to be the third set, the winner of which was determined on a tie-break. Prevailed Khachanov 7:6 (7:4). In the fourth set proved to be higher class of citizen 6:3. The match lasted 2 hours 53 minutes.
Karen Khachanov advanced to the second round. His rivals will be determined in the match between Japanese Yasutaka Utiyama and Swede Mikael Emerom. Hechanova best result in Australian Open – out in TRTI round during the previous year.