The first day of competition in the ATP 250 hardcourt championships ended in Los Cabos. The highlight of Monday was the three-hour fight between Dennis Kudla and Thanasi Kokinakis.

Rafai Smolensky

Dennis Kudla

PAP / EPA / JORGE REYES / Pictured: Dennis Kudla

The tournament in Los Cabos is the first phase of intense action on the American hard courts. There will be a lot of experienced tennis players in Mexico. Many were given free to ia John Eisner and Sam Querrey.

On Monday, they both met their rivals. Isner will face Russia’s Yevgeny Donskoy, who beat Taiwan’s Jason Young 6-1, 6:4. Querrey brushes past the racket with fellow country promising Brandon Nakashima, who knocked out fellow American international Jeffrey John Wolfe. [6:3, 6:7(5), 6:2].

The highlight of Monday was the three hour and 11 minute fight between Dennis Kudla and Thanasi Kokinakis. The Australian won the premiere by one break, but was unable to break two consecutive sets. The tennis player from Antipodes also did not use the match ball in the 12th match of the deciding match and it was Kudla who finally won 4:6, 7:6 (4), 7:6 (3). The gentlemen left the court at 1:16 a.m. local time.

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The hosts’ representative, Gerardo Lopez, Villasenor, scared Steve Johnson. Two years ago, the American was better at the ATP 500 Championships in Acapulco. Monday added a first-round victory in Los Cabos. However, it was not easy, because the Mexican made up for his big loss and led to the tiebreak. It fell to Johnson, who followed the blow in the second set and won 7:6 (4), 6:2.

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Alex Bolt also qualified for the 1/8 finals. The Australian lost the first set of the match against Andreas Seppi to zero, but was the winner in the next two matches. Thanks to this, he won 0: 6, 6: 2, 6: 3. In the Austrian confrontation, Sebastian Offner was the winner, because his compatriot Jürg Rodionov scratched in 3: 6, 1: 3.

Mifel Open, Los Cabos (Mexico)
ATP 250, hard courts, total prize money of 598.5 thousand. dollar
Monday 19 July

First round of singles:

Dennis Kudla (USA) – Thansi Kokinakis (Australia, WC) 4:6, 7:6 (4), 7:6 (3)
Steve Johnson (US 6) beat Gerardo Lopez (Mexico) 7-6 (4), 6-2
Sebastian Offner (Austria) – Jürg Rodionov (Austria) 6:3, 3:1 and retired
Brandon Nakashima (US) – JJ Wolf (USA) 6:3, 6:7 (5), 6:2
Alex Bolt (Australia) beat Andreas Seppi (Italy 7) 0-6, 6-2, 6-3
Yevgeny Donskog (Russia) – Jason Jung (Taiwan) 6:1, 6:4

a lot for free: Cameron Norrie (UK, 1); John Isner (USA, 2); Taylor Fritz (USA, 3); Sam Querrey (USA, 4 years old)

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