South Korean Hyeon Chung beat America’s Tennys Sandgren On Tuesday to set up a second-round meeting against fourth-seed John Isner at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
The 21-year-old Chung defeated Sandgren 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 by winning five of the first six games in the deciding set to set his meeting with Isner next.
Hyeon Chung serving up an intense match! pic.twitter.com/q7CziNsohY
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In other men’s results, Uruguay sixth seed Pablo Cuevas cruised past Japan’s Taro Daniel 6-3, 6-2 and will next meet Russian Karen Khachanov.
American Steve Johnson beat Italy’s Liam Caruana 7-5, 7-6(4) to next play Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk will be up against top seed and defending champion Jack Sock next after getting past American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Slovakian Lukas Lacko got past Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3 while Dutchman Robin Haase got the better of Norway’s Casper Ruud 0-6, 7-6(6), 6-3.
Czech Jiri Vesely won 3-6 6-1, 7-6(7) against qualifier Radu Albot of Moldova to set up a second-round meeting with Sam Querrey.