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Kevin wins in Madrid

Kevin Anderson is into the second round of the Madrid Open in Spain after a straight sets win on Sunday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Our top-ranked singles player beat Russia’s Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-3 6-2.

Playing on the Manola Santana Court, Anderson needed an hour and 20min to overcome the 42nd ranked Russian.

Currently down four places to 35th on the ATP Tour rankings he out-aced Bogomolov 6-2, the two shared the double fault count at two apiece and he edged the service statistics as well: 67% to 61% on first service percentage, 74% to 59% in first serve points won and then 53% to 45% in points won on his second serve.

He was never broken during the tie and broke Bogomolov on four occasions.

Anderson will now play the tournament’s sixth seed, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, in the next round. The two have only met once, at this year’s Australian Open, the year’s first grand slam tournament. Berdych won in straight sets, 7-6 7-6 6-1.


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