David Ferrer’s start to the tournament was impressive, as he won the game with 6-1, 6-3 in more than an hour. (63 minutes)
Ferrer won 27 of his 34 points in his first serve and was threatened with break point only once in the game, which cost him his only lost service game.
Kokkinakis was ahead with 3-1 in the second set, but again Ferrer took the lead and won 5 consecutive games.
In the 2nd round, Ferrer, who has fallen to No. 147 in the world ranking, will face Dominican Roberto Cid Subervi, No. 237 in the world.