Vit Kopriva, Czech, number 194 in the ATP, won in the qualifying round of the Australian Open by 4-6, 7-6 and 6-3 in two hours and eighteen minutes to Italian Franco Agamenone, number 190 of the ATP. With this triumph, the player manages to add new points to his ranking to enter the Australian Open.
The tournament Melbourne (Australian Open Indiv. Masc.) has a preliminary access phase that tennis players with the lowest scores have to pass to participate in the official tournament. During this part of the competition, specifically, a total of 128 tennis players participate. In addition, it is celebrated between January 9 and 30 on an open-air hard court.