Heineken Open: Santiago Giraldo sees off Albert Montanes in Auckland
Last Updated: 06/01/14 10:23am
Santiago Giraldo plays a forehand against Albert Montanes
Santiago Giraldo is through to the second round of the Heineken Open after a straight-sets victory over Albert Montanes in Auckland.
Giraldo, who reached the semi-finals of the tournament in 2011, cruised through the first set but was made to work harder in the second by Montanes before the world No 68 from Colombia recorded a 6-1 7-6 (7-3) triumph.
American wild card Jack Sock will face second seed Tommy Haas in the next round after the 21-year-old eased through his first-round clash against Adrian Mannarino 6-3 6-4.
Argentinean Horacio Zeballos had to overcome a second-set fightback by his opponent before recording a 6-0 7-6 (7/1) win over Filippo Volandri.