- Mokoka makes Marathon Majors debut in Tokyo
- Park’s 68 puts her two shots clear at SA Masters
- 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
Kevin into 2nd round
- Updated: October 25, 2011
Our top-ranked singles player, Kevin Anderson got off to a good start in the Erste Bank Open in Austria on Monday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Anderson, who dropped one place to 32nd spot in the ATP Tour rankings on Monday ousted last year’s finalist Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-4 6-4 in the opening round.
Seeded sixth for this tournament, Anderson fired down 10 aces to Haider-Maurer’s eight and managed to break Haider-Maurer once in each set.
The match lasted an hour and 34 minutes in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
Next up for Anderson is the dangerous Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, who defeated the 73rd-ranked Ryan Sweeting of America in straight sets 6-4 6-2.