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Kevin out in 3rd round
- Updated: August 5, 2011
Kevin Anderson went out in the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington D.C on Wednesday.
After receiving a first round bye, Anderson had gone past Australian qualifier Chris Guccione earlier this week, writes Mark Etheridge.
But in Troicki he found an opponent with too many tricks. The Serbian triumphed in straight sets 6-3 6-3 in a match lasting an hour and eight minutes.
For player with a big-serving game such as his, Anderson’s booming first service wasn’t it’s usual force and the match saw a surprisingly low number of aces ÔÇô five for Troicki and just four by Anderson although the South African had a slightly better first service percentage (66% to 57%).
Third seeded Troicki has a perfect record against the top-ranked South African singles player, having won all three of their previous meetings.
Troicki now comes up against American John Isner in the quarter-finals. Isner is ranked 35th on the ATP rankings, just two spots higher than Anderson.