Johnson, Lopez Move On In Auckland

[ Source: ATP World Tour ] - January 10, 2017

 Steve Johnson cruises past Stephane Robert on opening day at the ASB Classic. Day 1 at the ASB Classic in Auckland saw seventh seed Steve Johnson and sixth seed Feliciano Lopez move through their first-round matches on Monday.

Johnson opened up main draw action on Centre Court with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Stephane Robert. The American dropped just three points on his first serve during the match (28/31) and kept Robert on the defense throughout. Next up for Johnson is the winner between #NextGenATP star Karen Khachanov and Yen-Hsun Lu.

Lopez had a more difficult test against wild card and local favourite Michael Venus. The doubles specialist got the crowd involved by grabbing the opening set, but Lopez regrouped to score a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory. The Spaniard next plays the winner between wild card Artem Sitak and Jeremy Chardy.

In other opening-round matches, Robin Haase ended the run of qualifier and local hope Finn Tearney, 6-4, 7-5.  The Dutchman will now play third seed David Ferrer, who received an opening-round bye.

Jiri Vesely saved all five break points against him in recording a 6-4, 6-3 win over Horacio Zeballos. Awaiting him in the second round is top seed and defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut, who also received a first-round bye. Bautista Agut leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 2-0, including a first-round win this past season in Auckland.

Malek Jaziri overcame a stern test against Diego Schwartzman, 7-6(1), 6-3, and now faces second seed and two-time Auckland champion John Isner. The American leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 2-0.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/johnson-lopez-auckland-2017-monday

2015 ATP Season Best Records
Player Win Loss PCT Title
Novak Djokovic 63 5 0.926 7
Andy Murray 59 10 0.855 4
Roger Federer 50 8 0.862 4
Kei Nishikori 46 10 0.821 3
Rafael Nadal 44 14 0.759 3
Tomas Berdych 43 15 0.741 0
Stanislas Wawrinka 40 13 0.755 3
Kevin Anderson 38 19 0.667 1
John Isner 36 19 0.655 1
David Ferrer 35 11 0.761 3
2015 WTA Season Best Records
Player Win Loss PCT Title
Serena Williams 49 3 0.942 5
Simona Halep 43 10 0.811 4
Karolina Pliskova 42 19 0.689 1
Angelique Kerber 41 16 0.719 4
Sara Errani 38 21 0.644 1
Maria Sharapova 33 7 0.825 2
Petra Kvitova 33 11 0.750 3
Caroline Wozniacki 33 17 0.660 1
Elina Svitolina 33 18 0.647 1
Carla Suarez Navarro 33 18 0.647 0