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Auckland Open: Lestienne makes quarter-finals

Constant Lestienne edged out Gregoire Barrere 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 on Wednesday. He’ll play the winner of the match between Norwegian Casper Ruud, the top seed, and Serb Laslo Djere in the next round

Constant Lestienne moved into the last eight of the Auckland Open by edging out qualifier Gregoire Barrere 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 at the ASB Tennis Centre on Wednesday.

Lestienne, ranked No 65, will face the winner of the match between Norwegian Casper Ruud, the top seed, and Serb Laslo Djere next.

Ahead of his victory, Constant Lestienne won against Argentinian Pedro Cachin (6-3, 6-1).

Barrere, ranked No 88, defeated American John Isner, the No 6 seed (6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-3) in the previous round of the Auckland tournament.

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

  • Casper Ruud vs. Laslo Djere: wednesday
  • David Goffin beat Christopher Eubanks (Q): 6-2, 6-4
  • Quentin Halys beat Ben Shelton: 6-3, 6-2
  • Richard Gasquet beat João Sousa (LL): 7-6 (2), 6-2
  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Jiri Lehecka (Q): 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Diego Schwartzman (3): 6-1, 0-0 ret.
  • Marcos Giron beat J.J. Wolf: 6-4, 6-4

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