Britain’s Brydan Klein has been knocked out in the second round of the Auckland Open in straight sets by Joao Sousa.
The world number 324 lost 6-3 6-4 in one hour, 13 minutes to the Portuguese world number 44 on Wednesday.
He fired five aces and twice broke Sousa’s serve, but was unable to take a set off the fellow 27-year-old.
Qualifier Klein had reached the second round thanks to a 6-1 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-3) win over Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis – ranked 269 places above him.
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