Roberto Bautista Agut withdraws from ASB Classic with stomach virus

by: AP | January 10, 2017

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Roberto Bautista Agut's place in the second round will go to a lucky loser from the qualifying draw. (AP)

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Defending champion Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain has withdrawn from the ASB Tennis Classic without playing a match, citing a stomach virus.

The top-seeded Bautista-Agut had a bye in the first round and was due to play 2015 champion Jiri Vesely in his second round match on Wednesday. But the 28-year-old Spaniard, ranked 13 and the winner of the recent Chennai Open, informed organizers he was unable to play.

His place in the second round will go to a lucky loser from the qualifying draw.

Third-seeded David Ferrer, a four-time champion, was due to face Robin Haase in the first match of the second round Wednesday, while second-seeded John Isner will face Malek Jaziri. Fourth-seeded Jack Sock will play fellow American Ryan Harrison.

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