- Banyana get right into training regime in Reunion
- Future speedsters strut their stuff at Green Point
- Garcia tames wind to share the lead at SA Women’s Masters
- Skhosana starts his 2017 season in France
- Birkett spearheads big field for Drak Challenge
- Olympian Barrow chooses SA over Australia
- Prinsloo starts 2017 with another payday
- Junior Bok star Davids gets Blitzboks call-up
- Captain Terblanche ready to rock the Summer Series
- Bregman: SA Women’s Masters is anyone’s to win
Kevin into quarters
- Updated: October 7, 2011
Top-ranked Kevin Anderson went into the quarter-finals of the China Open without any undue complications on Thursday, despite going to two tiebreakers to progress.
Currently celebrating his highest ATP Tour ranking of 31, Anderson beat 55th ranked Albert Montantes 7-6 7-6 to advance. He won the two tiebreaks 7-3 and 7-4 respectively against the Spanish ace.
His next assignment is a match-up with Marin Cilic┬á after the Croat ÔÇô ranked 25th in the world, beat Italain Fabio Fognini in three sets, 6-2 6-7 (1) 6-3.
The towering Anderson used his big service game to good advantage, firing down 13 aces to Montanes’ three and the Spaniard’s cause wasn’t helped by the fact that he was double-faulted on no less than 10 occasions (to Anderson’s five).
Anderson also had a better first service percentage (64% to 52%) in the match that went on for nine minutes over the two hour mark on the Lotus Court.