Live updates: ASB Classic men's tournament at Auckland's ASB Tennis Centre, Day Three

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Midnight - Laslo Djere (Serbia) beat 1-Casper Ruud (Norway) 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)

Djere does it with a passing shot to knock out the top seed in the third-set tiebreaker. That leaves Cam Norrie as the only remaining seed in the quarter-finals.

Djere will face Lestienne in the final eight tomorrow. Join us then for more live updates.

11:59pm - Ruud saves two matchpoints for 6-2, but Djere is now serving for the win.

11:58pm - Djere holds both his serves for a 6-1 lead and the top seed seems headed for the exit.

11:56pm - Djere takes a minibreak in the tiebreak for 3-1, then consolidates that with another.

11:52pm - Djere aces to hold serve and force a third-set tiebreaker against the top seed.

11:49pm - Ruud holds and Djere is now serving to stay in the match at 6-5.

11:46pm - Djere aces to hold for 5-5 in the third set and the tiebreaker is looming...

11:42pm - Ruud holds for 5-4 and the tension is mounting, with neither player looking like dropping serve.

11:39pm - Djere holds serve for 4-4 in the third set, pressure back on Ruud.

11:36pm - Ruud holds serve to lead 4-3 in the third set on service. 

Constant Lestienne (France) beat Q-Gregoire Barrere (France) 1-6 7-6(4) 7-5

Lestienne serves out to take the third set and match against Barrere in just over two hours. He will now meet the winner of Ruud and Djere in the quarter-finals.

11:34pm - Djere holds for 3-3 in the third set, putting the pressure back on the top seed.

Lestienne breaks Barrere and is now serving for the match at 6-5 on the other court.

11:29pm - Ruud holds for 3-2 in the third.

11:28pm - Ruud and Djere still on serve at 2-2 in the third set, as are Lestienne and Barrere at 5-5 in their third.

11:23pm - Ruud holds serve for 2-1 in the third set, but Barrere has broken back on the other court, where he serves at 4-4 in the third.

11:19pm - Djere saves three breakpoints to hold serve for 1-1 in the third set.

11:13pm - Ruud eventually holds serve for an early 1-0 lead in the third set.

11:05pm - Djere aces to hold serve and take the second set 6-3 against the top seed.

Lestienne takes the first service break of the third set against Barrere for a 3-2 lead.

11:03pm - Ruud aces to hold serve, but Djere will now serve for the second set at 5-3.

10:59pm - Djere holds serve for 5-2 and Ruud will now serve to stay in the second set.

Third set on service at 2-1 between Barrere and Lestienne.

10:56pm - Barrere holds serve for the early 1-0 lead in the third set against Lestienne. 

Ruud holds serve and will try to break Djere to put their second set back on serve.

10:50pm - Djere eventually holds serve for a 4-1 lead in the second set.

10:46pm - Lestienne takes the second-set tiebreak 7-4 and forces Barrere into a third and deciding set. Ruud has Djere's serve under pressure...

10:42pm - Djere breaks Ruud for a 3-1 lead in the second set - how will the top seed respond?

10:39pm - Barrere holds to take the second set into a tiebreak.

10:37pm - Ruud and Djere still on serve in their second set. Lestienne holds serve and Barrere is now serving to take their second set into a tiebreak.

10:31pm - Lestienne breaks Barrere's service to prolong their second set and match at 5-5.

Djere holds his serve under duress to open the second set at 1-0.

10:24pm - Ruud holds serve to love and takes the first set 6-3.

Barrere is serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set.

10:22pm - Barrere holds serve to lead 5-3 and Lestienne is serving to stay in the match.

Djere holds serve for 5-3 and Ruud now serving for the first set.

10:18pm - Barrere breaks Lestienne's serve to lead 4-3 in the second set. Ruud holds to lead 5-2 and Djere must hold to stay in the first set.

10:08pm - Ruud breaks Djere's serve and leads 3-1 in the opening set. Barrere holds serve for 2-2 against Lestienne. 

10:04pm - Barrere breaks straight back to put the second set on serve at 2-1.

10:02pm - Lestienne breaks Barrere for an early 2-0 lead in the second set.

9:59pm - Djere saves two breakpoints to hold serve for 1-1 in the first set.

Meanwhile, Barrere takes the first set 6-1 against Lestienne, who holds for a 1-0 lead in the second.

9:53pm - Barrere breaks Lestienne again and is now serving for the first set at 5-1.

Ruud holds his service to love for an early 1-0 lead over Djere.

9:44pm - News from organisers is that the Ruud v Djere match will move indoors, due to rain. They emerge to warm up...

Meanwhile, Lestienne v Barrere has already begun on the adjoining court, with Barrere a service up at 3-1 in the first set.

9:29pm - David Goffin (Belgium) beat Q-Chris Eubanks (USA) 6-2 6-4

After his scary spill on the outdoor court, Goffin has outclassed Eubanks in straight sets and moves into the quarter-finals to face French veteran Richard Gasquet.

Still waiting for word on the scheduled outdoor match between Ruud and Djere.

9:24pm - Eubanks holds serve and Goffin now serves for the match at 5-4.

9:22pm - Goffin holds serve and Eubanks is now serving to keep the match going at 5-3 in the second set.

9:16pm - Eubanks holds another breakpoint - his sixth of the match - but has not converted any of them, as Goffin holds serve for 4-2 in the second set.

9:10pm - Goffin breaks Eubanks to lead 3-2 in the second set.

9:07pm - Goffin saves two breakpoints to hold serve at 2-2 in the second set.

8:56pm - Eubanks holds serve for a 1-0 lead in the second set, while Halys holds three matchpoints on serve... and only needs two.

Quentin Halys (France) beat WC-Ben Shelton (USA) 6-3 6-2

Halys moves on to meet American Jenson Brooksby in the quarter-finals.

8:51pm - Goffin aces to hold serve and take the opening set 6-2 over Eubanks. Halys is racing away from Shelton, serving with a 4-1 lead in their second set.

8:46pm - Rain has stalled preparations for Ruud v Djere on centrecourt.

Meanwhile, Goffin breaks Eubanks for a second time and will now serve for the first set, leading 5-2.

8:40pm - Organisers are preparing to start the match between top seed Casper Ruud and Serbian Laslo Djere on centrecourt. The rain has abated outside, so fingers crossed... 

8:37pm - Halys breaks serve in the opening game of the second set for 1-0 with his own serve to come.

Eubanks is struggling to hold serve against the determined Goffin... the Belgian takes advantage of his fourth breakpoint for a 3-2 lead with serve to come.

8:30pm - Goffin staves off three breakpoints to hold serve for 2-2 against Eubanks.

Meanwhile, Halys has raced away to take the first set off Shelton 6-3.

8:22pm - Eubanks unleashes four aces to hold serve for 2-1 in the first set.

8:19pm - Good news is Goffin will continue after his nasty spill outdoors.

8:02pm - Organisers have moved Goffin v Eubanks and Halys v Shelton indoors, but still hope to have top seed Casper Ruud on centrecourt later tonight.

7:47pm - Players are now leaving the court again... sigh!

7:43pm - Goffin slides on a slippery line and stays down. Eubanks races to check on his opponents, who limps to his chair.

Replays show he actually slipped on the 'Auckland' branding beyond the baseline.

Rain is falling and players are understandably reluctant to continue in these conditions.

7:42pm - Goffin begins with a double fault, but easily holds for 1-1. Shelton holds serve to trail Halys 4-2.

7:40pm - Eubanks holds serve quickly for an early 1-0 lead.

Meanwhile, play has also resumed in the Halys v Shelton match on the outside court, with Halys threatening to break serve for a second time.

7:34pm - These two players have faced each other once before, with Goffin winning at Phoenix outdoors last year. Eubanks is ranked 123rd in the world and Goffin 53rd.

7:31pm - So the good news is Goffin and Eubanks have just been ushered out onto centrecourt for their scheduled match, so let's just see how much play we sneak in before the next shower.

7:07pm - 2-Cameron Norrie (UK) beat Q-Jiri Lehecka (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3

Norrice aces Lehecka and holds service to love for the third set and match. In the end, he handled the rain delays better than his opponent.

Norrie will face American Marcos Giron in the quarter-finals.

Today's order of play has David Goffin facing Chris Eubanks in the next match, but whether that's indoors or outdoors remains to be seen.

7:05pm - Lehecka holds for 5-3, but Norrie will now serve for the match.

Word from the organisers is that the evening session will still take place outdoors with a slight delay.

7:02pm - Norrie holds serve for 5-2 in the third set and Lehecka must now hold serve to stave off defeat.

6:56pm - Norrie quickly holds serve for 4-1.

6:53pm - Lehecka holds serve and trails 3-1 in the deciding third set.

6:50pm - Norrie and Lehecka are back on court, warming up. Rain clouds still threaten, but hopefully they hold off long enough for this match to be completed.

Looks like they've moved indoors, so at least we'll get through some matches, even if spectators are nowhere to be seen.

5:40pm - And sure enough, the players emerge out on court, sit under umbrellas for a few minutes and then vanish back under the stands for cover, as the rain sets in again.

5:24pm - Latest word is a possible return to court at 5:30pm. Clouds are easing out west, but more rain is still likely.

4:31pm - Bad news, the rain is back and players have left the court. This may require a move indoors or we could carry on (and off) like this all night.

4:20pm - Sure enough, Norrie breaks Lehecka's first service game in the third set for an early 2-0 lead.

Halys has also broken serve and leads Shelton 3-1.

4:13pm - Upon resumption, Norrie holds serve for a 1-0 lead in the third set.

On the outside court, Halys also holds serve for 1-0 against Shelton.

4:05pm - Players are back on court and warming up to resume their matches after a rain delay.

Norrie and Lehecka will begin their third set, after the Czech took the second-set tiebreak. He had momentum, but may now lose that advantage after the break.

On the outside court, Shelton and Halys have not begun their second-round match.

3:34pm - And players are now leaving the court for rain, which could be here for good.

Auckland weather usually comes from the Waitakeres out west and the Newshub newsroom has a great view of the western range... just not right now. There's too much rain to see them and that's a bad sign.

3:19pm - Richard Gasquet (France) beat LL-Joao Souza (Portugal) 7-6(2) 6-2 

Gasquet breaks serve to dispense with Sousa and move into the third round, where he will face the winner of Goffin v Eubanks. Next up on the outside court is Quentin Halys (France) v WC-Ben Shelton (USA).

Meanwhile, on centrecourt, Lehecka has stormed to 7-4 victory in the second-set tiebreak over second seed Cam Norrie, forcing a third and deciding set.

Play has been delayed for rain and although players are still under umbrellas, the outlook is not promising.

3:10pm - Norrie has to stave off a couple of breakpoints to level the second set at 6-6 and force a tiebreak against Lehecka.

Meanwhile, Gasquet is a break up in the second against Sousa and leads 5-2, with Sousa serving to stay alive.

2:52pm - Top seeds Mektic/Pavic have staved off the challenge of young Kiwis Rai/Reynolds to win the super tiebreak and their opening match on the outside court.

1-Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic beat v WC-Ajeet Rai (NZ)/Finn Reynolds (NZ) 7-5 6-7(5) 10-5

Meanwhile, the second set between Norrie and Lehecka is still on services at 5-4, but Sousa is having to battle to hold at 2-1 down against Gasquet.

2:41pm - Kiwi wildcards Rai/Reynolds have taken the second set off doubles top seeds Mektic/Pavic to force a super tiebreak on the outside couts.

Gasquet and Sousa are on serve at 1-1 in the second set, while Lehecka and Norrie are also deadlocked in their second.

2:33pm - Gasquet has taken the first-set tiebreak 7-2 over Sousa, while Mektic/Pavic and Rai/Reynolds are now into a second-set tiebreak.

Meanwhile, the second set between Lehecka and Norrrie is still on services, with the Czech 3-2 up.

2:24pm - Gasquet holds serve for 6-6 in the opening set against Sousa and they are now into a tiebreak. Rai/Reynolds have levelled at 5-5 in the second set against doubles top seeds Mektic/Pavic.

On centrecourt, games are on service in the second, with Lehecka 2-1 up.

2:18pm - Lehecka holds serve in the opening game of the second set for 1-0, both outside matches remain on serve.

2:12pm - Norrie serves out for the first set 6-4, while Gasquet levels the first set against Sousa.

2:08pm - Norrie has three breakpoints and takes advantage to lead 5-4, serving for the first set.

On the outside courts, Sousa leads 4-3 over Gasquet, while Mektic/Pavic are 3-2 in the second set.

2:03pm - Thankfully, it's only a short rain break and the players are back out on court. The outlook out west doesn't look good though, so it may not be the last stoppage. 

Norrie quickly holds serve for 4-4 in the first set. Meanwhile, Sousa and Gasquet are 3-3 in the first set, while Mektic/Pavic are a set up and 1-1 in the second against Kiwis Rai/Reynolds.

1:58pm - Umpires on the court to inspect the conditions. Rain starting to fall a little and the wind is quite heavy. Norrie currently holds a 30-0 lead, down 4-3 in the first set.

1:55pm - Norrie breaks Lehecka's serve after an unforced error to reduce the Czech's lead to just 4-3 in the opening set.

1:52pm - Sousa holds his serve to take a 3-2 lead over Frenchman Gasquet in the opening set of their match.

1:51pm - Lehecka breaks Norrie's serve courtesy of a double-fault, and leads 4-2 in the opening set. Norrie seems to be struggling with the wind.

1:45pm - Lehecka fights off Norrie, who looked certain to break the serve, to hold and take a 3-2 lead in the set opener.

1:40pm - Norrie too holds his serve to make it 2-2 in the opening set. His best game so far, as he looks to be getting into his rythem now.

1:36pm - Lehecka looking really good as he holds his serve to take a 2-1 lead in the first set - a tidy start by the Czech.

1:33pm - Norrie fights off a couple of unforced errors to hold his serve and make it 1-1 in the opening set.

1:28pm - Lehecka holds off Norrie and his holds his serve to win the opening game and take the 1-0 lead. Norrie to serve.

1:24pm - In the other match, Giron saw off Wolf's fightback to win the second set 6-4 and take the match. Meanwhile, Joao Sousa and Richard Gasquet are about to start their match.

1:20pm - Norrie and Lehecka begin their warmups. Thankfully, the rain continues to hold much to delight of the hometown fans cheering Norrie on.

1:14pm - Norrie will be taking on Czech qualifier Jiri Lehecka. He should ease past him but top seeds continue to tumble at the ASB Classic.

1:04pm - In the other tie, Wolf has fought back to tie up set two 3-3 after falling the in the opener. Meanwhile, Kiwi-Brit and No.2 seed Cam Norrie should be up very soon.

12:58pm - Oh no, that's it - Schwatzman can't continue and Brooksby will take the win. An impressive showing from the American, albiet in limited showing.

Jenson Brooksby (USA) beats 3-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 6-1 RET.

12:52pm - Schwartzman currently receiving treatment on his left hamstring. Looks to be in real agony. Will be a tough situation to comeback from.

12:47pm - In the other Round of 16 fixture on Grandstand, Marco Giron leads fellow American JJ Wolf 6-4, 1-2 in their tie.

12:46pm - Brooksy holds his serve to take the first set 6-1 - an impressive first showing from the the underdog American. Can Schwartzman come back?

12:42pm - Brooksy again breaks Schwartzman's serve to extend his lead to 5-1 and will serve for the opening set next.

12:34pm - Brooksy holds his nerve and his serve to brush off the deuce and extend his lead to 4-1 in the opening set. Some fantastic rallies going on between the pair.

12:28pm - Schwartzman holds his serve to win his first game, but not without fight from the American, who leads 3-1 in the opening set.

12:23pm - After some back and forth in the opening two games, Brooksby cruises in the third to hold his serve and take a 3-0 lead.

12:21pm - Brooksby breaks Schwartzman's first serve after the Argentine's challenge was unsuccessful to take a 2-0 lead.

12:14pm - Brooksby to serve first and Schwartzman fights back to bring up deuce, before the American rallies to take the early 1-0 lead.

12:02pm - While the sun is out, the wind is fairly strong, but with all the rain that we've had lately, beggars can't be choosers. Fans are in, and we're just about ready.

12pm - We're just moments away from the day's first game - American Jenson Brooksby up against Diego Schwartzman from Argentina. 

11:05am - Good morning and thank you for joining us! In a suprise turn of events, the sun is out and the gates are open for play! Stay tuned for midday Centrecourt action.


Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the ASB Classic men's tournament at Auckland's Stanley Street.

The weather bomb that hit the city yesterday and forced play indoors is expected to stick around a few more days to disrupt the tournament, so while organisers have announced an outdoor schedule for Wednesday, you should expect that to change during the day.

Tuesday saw the departure of former champions John Isner and Ugo Humbert from singles. In fact, no seeds have survived the first round, with Kazak Alexander Bublik (fifth), Argentine Sebastian Baez (seventh) and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (eighth) all joining Isner (sixth) on the sidelines.

As well, fourth-seeded Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo has withdrawn from the event, replaced by lucky loser Joao Sousa of Portugal, who also inherited the first-round bye.

Today will see the first appearance of the top three seeds, with tournament favourite Casper Ruud facing Serbian Laslo Djere, Brit Cameron Norrie up against Czech qualifier Jiri Lehecka and Argentinian Diego Schwartzman taking on American Jenson Brooksby.

Kiwi wildcards Ajeet Rai and Finn Reynolds will combine in doubles, while fourth-seeded Michael Venus and Brit Jamie Murray make their first appearance at the event.

Today's order of play is:


Noon start

Jenson Brooksby (USA) v 3-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina)

2-Cameron Norrie (UK) v Q-Jiri Leheck (Czech Republic)

David Goffin (Belgium) v Q-Chris Eubanks (USA)

7pm start

1-Casper Ruud (Norway) v Laslo Djere (Serbia)

Constant Lestienne (France) v Q-Gregoire Barrere (France)

Grandstand Court

11am start

JJ Wolf (USA) v Marcos Giron (USA)

LL-Joao Souza (Portugal) v Richard Gasquet (France)

Quentin Halys (France) v WC-Ben Shelton (USA)

4pm start

Nathaniel Lammons (USA)/Jackson Withrow (USA) v 4-Michael Venus (NZ)/Jamie Murray (UK)

Court Two

11am start

3-Simone Bolelli (Italy)/Fabio Fognini (Italy) v Alexander Erler (Austria)/Luca Miedler (Austria)

1-Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic v WC-Ajeet Rai (NZ)/Finn Reynolds (NZ)

Join us throughout the morning for weather and schedule updates.