Distinguished names on the circuit, David Goffin and also Richard Gasquet cleared their respective initial obstacles at the ATP 250 in Auckland. The Belgian did not unwind and also opened the war the 5th seed, the Kazakh Alexander Bublik, thriving in straight sets, with the last score of 6/3 and 6/4.
Consequently, the Frenchman had a lot less work and also debuted against the visitor of the house Kiranpal Pannu, that did not do a lot against Gasquet, handled to win only four video games as well as was eliminated by the experienced opponent with partials of 6/3 and 6/1.
In the 2nd round, Gasquet will have a much tougher battle ahead as well as will test the fourth pre-classified, the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, who enters in breakthrough in the group. Goffin still has no defined rival as well as is awaiting the champion of the match in between the Frenchman Ugo Humbert, invited by the company, and the American Christopher Eubanks, coming from the quali.
Who did not have the exact same destiny was the Italian Fabio Fognini, that did not pass the initial round, taking a difficult turn in the North American Jenson Brooksby, that scored partials of 6/7 (2-7), 6/1 and also 6/3 to move forward in the competition and encounter the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, seed 3, who makes his straight launching in the 2nd stage.
Another champion of the day was the Frenchman Constant Lestienne, that overcame the Argentine Pedro Cachin, racking up a final score of 6/3 and also 6/1. His following challenger will certainly appear of the confrontation that will certainly have compatriot Gregoire Barrere, who came from the certifying round, on the one hand, and on the other, the American John Isner, 6th best ranked for the title.