AP, AUCKLAND, New ZealandFormer title-holder Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany yesterday defeated second-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the ASB Classic. The unseeded German, who won the tournament in 2008, marked his 12th visit to Auckland with a win over Fognini in only 64 minutes. “[Following] a tough pre-season, it’s always great to start a new season and to find the right rhythm,” Kohlschreiber said. In the semi-finals, Kohlschreiber is to face unseeded American Tennys Sandgren, who defeated Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 7-6 (7/5). Sandgren had eight break-point chances, but converted only one.
Source: Taipei Times January 10, 2019 15:56 UTC