Kohlschreiber survives scare at Heineken Open

Fifth-seed Philipp Kohlschreiber was given a scare against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta as he moved into the second round of the Heineken Open in Auckland.

Philipp Kohlschreiber

The German claimed the first set but his opponent, ranked 39 places below him, took the second before the world number 22 closed out a 6-2 3-6 7-5 win.

France's Benoit Paire was another seed to advance as he beat Pole Michal Przysiezny 6-4 6-2 but Dutch eighth-seed Robin Hasse was beaten 4-6 7-5 7-6 (7/4) by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.

Slovakia's Lukas Lacko progressed as he beat home hope Jose Statham 6-3 6-1 while Lu Yen-hsun of Chinese Taipei was a 7-5 7-6 (9/7) victor over Dutchman Igor Sijsling.

American Donald Young beat Argentina's Federico Delbonis 7-5 6-2 and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut claimed a hard-fought 6-1 3-6 6-4 win against countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

American Bradley Klahn took the first set 7-5 against Germany's Daniel Brands but was trailing 4-2 in the second when play was stopped due to rain and they will resume on Wednesday when Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis will also take on the USA's Steve Johnson.



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