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Kevin out of Miami
- Updated: March 27, 2012
Kevin Anderson’s Miami Masters came to an end with a third-round defeat to Mardy Fish on Monday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Anderson had reached the third round courtesy of a first round bye and by beating American Sam Querrey in the second round
Seeded 28th for the tournament, Anderson was up against a player 20 seeding spots higher than him and went down in straight sets 6-4 6-3.
In a match lasting 1hr 34min out on the grandstand court, Anderson sent down only four aces, surprising considering that his booming serve is his main weapon. He also had seven double-faults chalked up against his name.
American Fish broke the Anderson service on four occasions in only his sixth victory of the year to date.
He’s currently ranked eighth in the world compared to Anderson, who his celebrating his highest singles ranking to date (28th).
Our top women’s player, Chani Scheepers, reached the third round, notching up a good victory against 25th seeded Annabel Medina Garrigues in the second round. Currently ranked 42nd she then came up against Australian sixth seed Samantha Stosur, going down in three sets 2-6 7-5 6-2.