Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov could not overcome the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Auckland, losing in three sets to Portuguese Joao Sousa, – 6/4, 4/6, 4/6. The fight lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. The 27th number of the ATP rating, 19-year-old Shapovalov, took an opponent four times, made 11 aces and eight double mistakes. 29-year-old Joao, who occupies the 44th place in the world classification, made five breaks and three aces, having made a mistake three times in the pitch. Before each other players have not met.