Top seed Sock bows out as ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - Top-seed and defending champion Jack Sock bowed out of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic in its second round Wednesday, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by unseeded German Peter Gojowczyk on a bad day for American players.
Querrey lost 6-4, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5) to Czech Jiri Vesely in 2 hours, 20 minutes, two-time champion Isner lost 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-2 to Hyeon Chung of Korea and Johnson was beaten 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 by fifth-seeded former champion Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
After dropping serve in the fifth game of the first set, Gojowczyk broke Sock in the sixth and eighth games to take the set in 32 minutes.
Sock was playing his first match in 2018 after receiving a bye through the first round in Auckland while Gojowczyk reached the quarterfinals in Doha last week and was playing his second match in the current tournament.
Johnson, a semfinalist in Auckland last year, looked on target for an easy win when he swept through the first set against Bautista Agut in 35 minutes.