Djere overcomes world number three Ruud to reach Auckland quarters

AUCKLAND - Serbia's Laslo Djere is through to the quarter-finals of the ATP Auckland Open after defeating world number three Casper Ruud of Norway 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) on Wednesday.

Djere won after two hours and seven minutes of play and now has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Ruud.

World number 70 Djere will face Frenchman Constant Lestienne in the quarter-finals.

The prize money at the Auckland tournament is 642,735 dollars.

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