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- Updated: November 2, 2011
By Mark Etheridge
Kevin Anderson booked his spot in the second round of the Valencia Open with a comfortable straight sets victory over Slovakia’s Martin Klizan on Tuesday.
Anderson, celebrating his career-high ranking of 29th this week, beat his 113th ranked┬á opponent 6-1 6-4 in a lightning quick 22min 46sec encounter.
The tall South African blitzed down nine aces (six in the first set and three in the second) to Klizan’s sole effort and his big-serving game was working well for him. He had a first service percentage of 74% and won 70% of points on his first service and 69% on his second service.
Anderson dropped just 15 points on his serve in the entire match. He’ll now come up against the winner of Wednesday’s match between Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov.
Anderson was also in doubles action later in the day, teaming up with American John Isner to move into the second round. They beat the third-seeded combination of Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Romania’s Horia Tecau 7-6 (2) 6-4.