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Kevin in second round
- Updated: June 13, 2012
Top ranked South African singles player Kevin Anderson celebrated his latest ranking on the ATP Tour circuit by moving through to the second round of the Aegon Championships at London’s Queen’s Club on Tuesday.
Back on his favoured grass surface Anderson beat local boy James Ward in three sets 4-6 6-3 6-4.
His big service game was on song as he send down 16 aces and had an 87% winning rate on his first service. Wild card Ward, ranked a lowly 171st in the world this week, was a semi-finalist at this event last year.
Anderson will next play Ukraine player Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round. At 26, the same age as Anderson, Stakhovsky is ranked 89th in the world.
This year is the fifth time that Anderson will play the Aegon Championships and his best result came last year when he lost to Andy Roddick in the third round.