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Auckland Open: Sixth seed Isner goes down to Barrere in first round

Gregoire Barrere will meet fellow Frenchman Constant Lestienne in the next round

John Isner Wimbledon 2022 Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2022 John Isner of the U.S. during his second round match against Britain’s Andy Murray AI / Reuters / Panoramic

French qualifier Gregoire Barrere moved into the second round of the Auckland Open with an upset win over big-serving American John Isner, the No 6 seed, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-3 at the ASB Tennis Centre on Tuesday.

Barrere, ranked No 88, will next play fellow Frenchman Constant Lestienne in the second round.

Auckland ATP250, other first-round results (ASB Tennis Centre, hard, most recent results first):

  • J.J. Wolf beat Adrian Mannarino (8): 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  • Richard Gasquet beat Kiranpal Pannu (WC): 6-3, 6-1
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Fabio Fognini: 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-3
  • David Goffin beat Alexander Bublik (5): 6-3, 6-4
  • Constant Lestienne beat Pedro Cachin: 6-3, 6-1
  • Jaume Munar vs. Laslo Djere
  • Sebastian Baez vs. Ben Shelton
  • Jiri Lehecka vs. Thiago Monteiro
  • Alex Molcan vs. Quentin Halys
  • Ugo Humbert vs. Christopher Eubanks
  • Marcos Giron vs. Federico Coria
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