Nuno Borges (Photo: ATP Tour)

Portugal’s no.1 tennis player wins Australia Open debut

Portugal’s number one tennis player Nuno Borges, currently ranked 66th in the ATP ranking, made his Australian Open debut on Monday with a 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 victory over Maximilian Marterer of Germany (98th).

Nuno Borges is now to face Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ranked 23rd) in the second round.

In his own first-round match, Fokina beat France’s Constant Lestienne (84th) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.