Result: Almagro defeats Kubot in tight affair

Nicolas Almagro
© PA Photos
Nicolas Almagro defeats Lukasz Kubot in the first round of the Australian Open.

An extremely tight affair finally ended in victory for Nicolas Almagro after a strong start from Lukasz Kubot.

Kubot started the brighter of the two players, taking the first set 6-1 with a strong performance.

Almagro then began his fight back and secured the second 5-7 after an even set in which both players showed great ability.

Almagro went into the third set with confidence and shone throughout before taking it 3-6.

The Spaniard then secured his place in the second round with a 5-7 victory in the fourth set.

You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060