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Nadal next up for Anderson

By Mark Etheridge

Davis Cup tennis captain John-Laffnie de Jager will be smiling broadly on Thursday.

Not only did our number one ranked player Kevin Anderson made himself available on Wednesday for the crucial Davis Cup World Group tie against Germany next month, but he’s showing some great form to boot.

Anderson came through the qualifying rounds of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada at the weekend and on Wednesday moved into the third round in style.

After downing Argentina’s Leonardo Meyer, ranked 19th places higher than him in the first round, he went even better in the second round to beat the in-form Sam Querrey.

The lanky Anderson came out tops in a three-set encounter, 7-6 (4) 4-6 6-4. Querrey, who won the Farmer’s Classic in Los Angeles two weeks ago, is ranked 21st in the world so there’s no doubting that Anderson is going to move well up from his current 87th spot when the latest rankings are released on Monday.

His reward though is a real toughie — a third round clash with top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain. Nadal beat Stanislas Wawrinka of Poland in the second round.


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