Thanasis Kokkinakis came back from 2-6, 2-4 down to beat Taro Daniel in his Washington debut to advance to the second round at the Citi Open.
For 2 hours and 40 minutes, Kokkinakis duelled on the court in his Citi Open premiere, managing to beat Taro Daniel 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The 27-year-old Greek-Australian, No.86 in the world, was behind 2-6, 2-4 in the 2nd set, but won the next 4 games and sent the match to a 3rd set.
There he made the decisive break in the 7th game and took a 4-3 lead, to maintain control until the end of the match and complete the upset in the 10th game.
In the second round, Kokkinakis will face Ugo Humbert, No.13 on the board, who qualified with a bye.