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Auckland Open: Lestienne sets up all French semi-final against Gasquet

Constant Lestienne saved a match point to beat Laslo Djere 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 on Thursday

Constant Lestienne 2022 Constant Lestienne 2022 | © Laurent Sanson / Panoramic

Frenchman Constant Lestienne moved into the semi-finals of the Auckland Open by edging out Serb Laslo Djere 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 at the ASB Tennis Centre on Thursday.

Lestienne, ranked No 65, will face compatriot Richard Gasquet next.

Lestienne defeated Argentinian Pedro Cachin (6-3, 6-1) and edged out qualifier Gregoire Barrere (1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5) in the previous rounds of the Auckland tournament.

Meanwhile, Djere, ranked No 70, edged out Spaniard Jaume Munar (3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4)) and Norwegian Casper Ruud, the top seed (3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)) previoulsy this week

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

  • Richard Gasquet beat David Goffin: 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Quentin Halys: 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2)
  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Marcos Giron: 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2
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