- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Blitzboks bag three wins in Dubai
- International honours for Olympic coach Barrow
- Hall of Fame honours for SA legend Sally Little
- Blitzboks off to a great start with Ugandan whitewash
- Banyana going all out to bag bronze in Cameroon
- Powell opts for experience at Dubai Sevens
- First IGT Tour win for Arnoldi at Centurion
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.