Auckland, New Zealand (SportsNetwork.com) - Fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber
and sixth-seeded Benoit Paire were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the
Heineken Open, a final hardcourt Australian Open tune-up.
Kohlschreiber snuck past Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, while
Paire handled Pole Michal Przysiezny 6-4, 6-2 at ASB Tennis Centre.
Kohlschreiber titled here in 2008 and was last year's Auckland runner-up to
An upset came when Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez overcame eighth-seeded
Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) at this final hardcourt Australian
Also on Day 2, American qualifier Donald Young topped Argentine Federico
Delbonis 7-5, 6-2; Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling, 7-5,
7-6 (9-7); Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut outlasted qualifier and fellow
countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 3-6, 6-4; and Slovak Lukas Lacko downed
wild card Jose Statham of New Zealand 6-3, 6-1.
In some second-round action on Wednesday, a top-seeded Ferrer will face
Young, second-seeded German Tommy Haas will battle American wild card Jack
Sock, and third-seeded American John Isner will be opposed by the qualifier
Lacko. Isner titled here back in 2010.
Last year's French Open runner-up Ferrer is the reigning three-time and
four-time overall Auckland champ.
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