Auckland Open: Alex Molcan goes down to Halys for second consecutive loss in 2023

Quentin Halys will meet the winner of the match between Argentine Sebastian Baez, the No 7 seed, and American Ben Shelton in the next round

Alex Molcan, Roland-Garros 2022 Alex Molcan, Roland-Garros 2022 | © Aurélien Morissard, Roland-Garros 2022

Frenchman Quentin Halys upset Slovak Alex Molcan 6-3, 6-4 to move into the second round of the ATP Auckland Open at the ASB Tennis Centre on Tuesday.

Halys, ranked No 64, will face the winner of the match between Argentinian Sebastian Baez, the No 7 seed, and American Ben Shelton next.

Molcan has begun the season with back-to-back losses after going out in the first round in Pune, India last week as well

Auckland ATP 250, other first-round results (ASB Tennis Centre, hard, most recent results first):

  • Marcos Giron beat Federico Coria (LL): 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5
  • Gregoire Barrere (Q) beat John Isner (6): 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-3
  • 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
  • Ugo Humbert vs. Christopher Eubanks

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