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Surprise loss for Kevin
- Updated: June 16, 2011
Top-ranked South African Kevin Anderson suffered a surprise defeat at the Aegon International tennis championships in Eastbourne, England on Wednesday.
Anderson, ranked 38th on the ATP Tour rankings, went down in straight sets to little-known Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, writes Mark Etheridge.
Playing on court four of the grass-court tournament, Dimitrov prevailed 6-3 6-2 in a second-round match that lasted just an hour.
One of the ATP Tour’s top service exponents, Anderson had to share the aces battle at eight apiece.
Anderson’s first service percentage was superior to Dimitrov’s, 72% to 55% but when it came to points won on first serve, Dimitrov was a clear winner, 85% to 58%.
Anderson’s service was broken on three occasions and he failed to break Dimitrov’s service.