- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Blitzboks bag three wins in Dubai
- International honours for Olympic coach Barrow
- Hall of Fame honours for SA legend Sally Little
- Blitzboks off to a great start with Ugandan whitewash
- Banyana going all out to bag bronze in Cameroon
- Powell opts for experience at Dubai Sevens
- First IGT Tour win for Arnoldi at Centurion
Kevin through to semis
- Updated: January 6, 2011
Kevin Anderson’s fine run at the Brisbane International tennis tournament continued on Thursday as he booked a place in the semi-finals.
Our top-ranked player (No 61 on the ATP Tour rankings) out-duelled Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo in a tough three-setter quarter-final. The South African prevailed 2-6 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted almost two hours.
There was more impressive service games from Anderson (first service percentage 77%) as he fired down 12 aces compared to just three by Giraldo, a player ranked three positions lower than him.
Anderson has now banked a handy $20,825 for making the semi-finals but the going gets all the tougher from here on in. He now plays second seed Andy Roddick in the semi-finals after the American beat fifth-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets, 6-2 6-3.