Dolgopolov with a hard-won victory was launched in Sydney

Долгополов с трудной победы стартовал в Сиднее

Alexander Dolgopolov

Alexander Dolgopolov in a difficult fight defeated Victor Troicki.

The first racket of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolgopolov won the first round match of tournament of series ATP 250 in Sydney.

In their opening match of the Ukrainian defeated the 55-th racket of the world Serb Viktor Troicki with a score of 6:3, 6:7(8), 7:5.

After winning the first set, Dolgopolov led to a break in the second game, but to win failed. Troicki battled back from 3:1 in the tie-break and moved the meeting in the deciding set.

In the third set, both teams exchanged breaks, and in the ninth game of the Ukrainian defended the cross from the hidden match points. Securing at least a tie-break, Alexander has fulfilled another break, which put an end to this match.

The match was 2 hours and 20 minutes. During this time the Ukrainian has made 13 aces, made a 9 “double” and converted 6 break points.

In the next round Dolgopolov will play against fourth seeded in the tournament, Fabio Fognini.

We will remind, last week, Dolgopolov reached the quarterfinals of the tournament in Brisbane.

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