Mikhail Kukushkin advanced into second round of Australian Open
Mikhail Kukushkin. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan tennis-player Mikhail Kukushkin gained his passage into the second round of Australian Open, the tournament’sofficial website writes. In the first game the best Kazakhstan’s player by ATP rating won 6:4, 6:3, 6:0 over Spanish sportsman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The game lasted for almost two hours. Kazakhstan sportsman was less successfully than his competitor in serves (60 percent vs. 64 percent), but he made 5 aces, while Garcia-Lopez made only one winner. In the second round Kukushkin will play against the winner of the match between Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain) ad Viktor Troicki (Serbia). Another Kazakhstan tennis-player Andrey Golubev also got into the second round of the tournament earlier. He won over Russian player Mikhail Yuzhnyi in 5 sets.