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Aces see Kevin through
- Updated: February 23, 2011
Kevin Anderson used his big serve to good advantage to overcome American Donald Young and go through to the second round of the Delray Beach International on Tuesday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Seeded fifth for the $442.500 tournament, the fifth-seeded South African dropped a close first set to Young, going down 6-7 (5) but bounced back to take the next set (also on a tiebreaker, 7-6) and then powered through the final set 6-2.
En route to victory the lanky right-hander fired down 22 aces to Young’s six in a match lasting two hours and 30 minutes.
It also didn’t help lucky loser Young’s cause that he had eight double faults compared to Anderson’s two. This is Anderson’s second victory over the left-hander, the last having come in the Round of 16 in Atlanta last year when Anderson won 7-5 6-3.
Anderson will now come up against Florent Serra in the second round after the Frenchman had beaten American qualifier Ryan Harrison in straight sets.
Serra is ranked 72nd compared to Anderson’s 40th. Anderson is six year’s Serra’s junior and the two have never come up against each other during their careers.