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For those of us insane enough to remember this sort of thing...


First pro match:
Winnetka Challenger 2013
Somdev Devarmann def. Steve Johnson

First tour-level match:
Cincinnati 2013
Grigor Dimitrov def. Nicolas Almagro

First grand slam match:
Wimbledon 2014
Ernests Gulbis def. Jurgen Zopp
 

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May have been Sharapova-Wozniacki at Miami a few years back, but for men's I think it was Fish-Monaco at the same tournament :lol:
 

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First Pro Matches overall
Singles
Davis Cup: World Group 2006 R1 10.02.2006 (Argentina def. Sweden 5-0)
Nalbandian def Söderling 3-6 6-2 6-4 6-1 :worship:
Doubles (same WG tie, 11.02.2006)
Nalbandian/Calleri def. Aspelin/Björkman 6-2 7-6 2-6 6-4

First Challenger:
Buenos Aires 2009 R1 (I don't remember the day, don't have the ticket. September 2009) Gaudio def. Zabaleta 6-1 7-6 (both were very close to retirement though) Zeballos won the tournament, defeating Gaudio in the final.

First ATP tour match:
Buenos Aires 2008, R2 Nalbandian def. Fognini (7-6 4-6 6-3)
 

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St.Petersburg Open 2001 QF: Safin def. Ivanisevic 6-3 7-6
 

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As the first tournament I saw in person was the US Open early round action, I'll just mention the two matches I stayed from the start.

Jurgen Melzer def Marat Safin 1–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 2009 US Open, 1st round. Marat's last Grand Slam match.

Later that day, same court, Juan Martin del Potro def Juan Monaco 6-3 6-3 6-1. The start of Delpo's GS run was so incredibly dull to watch.
 

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2013 Montevideo CH Q
Makiguchi def. Monterroso 6-1 6-0, I was smart enough not to watch that awful match completely, and went to see simultaneously P. Sousa def. M. Martínez 7-6 6-0 and Cachin def. Duran 6-0 1-6 6-3
 

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First pro match:
Hamburg 2010 Q
No idea who

First tour-level match (also first ATP 500 match):
Hamburg 2010
Andreas Seppi def. Stéphane Robert

First grand slam match:
Roland Garros 2014
Donald Young def. Feliciano López

First Masters 1000 match:
Bercy 2013
Novak Djokovic def. Stanislas Wawrinka

First ATP 250 match:
Halle 2013
Roger Federer def. Mischa Zverev
 

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For doubles: Toddy Perry and Rennae Stubbs vs Bob Bryan and Venus Williams @ Wimbledon 06 saw Andy Ram and Vera Zvonereva vs Mark Knowles and Martina Navratilova that day too, was last match of Navratilova at Pro level at Wimbledon.

For singles: Jerzy Janowicz vs Jurgen Melzer at Wimbledon 2013.
 
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