- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
Anderson marches on at Paribas Masters
- Updated: March 14, 2013
Kevin Anderson nailed down a place in the BNP Paribas Masters quarter-finals on Wednesday with a confident victory over Frenchman Gilles Simon in Indian Wells, California, writes Mark Etheridge.
Ranked 37th in the world, our top-ranked tennis player beat Simon, ranked 13th in the world, in three sets, 6-3 1-6 6-4.
Having reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this year, his latest achievement sees him make the quarter-finals of an elite Masters event for the second time.
All this after having surgery after the Aussie Open to remove bone chips from his elbow.
In his match against Simon, Anderson came up trumps in the ace department with four to one and the two players matched each other in the first service percentages stakes, both at 55%. It was also pretty even in the matter of points won on first service, Anderson winning 69% and Simon 69%.
Already having beaten world No4 David Ferrer of Spain in the second round, Anderson will now face sixth seeded Thomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the quarters. Berdych is the man who stopped Anderson’s run in the Aussie Open and the South African is yet to taste success against the Czech after five encounters.