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Second round Monte Carlo exit for Anderson
- Updated: April 17, 2013
Despite celebrating his highest ATP ranking to date, our Kevin Anderson has gone down in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, writes Mark Etheridge.
Anderson, top-ranked SA player at 26, went down to the ninth seeded Marin Cilic.
The Croatian beat him 6-2 6-3 in the 2.6 million Euros competition.
Surprisingly, the big-serving Anderson could only find two aces compared to the four of Cilic. His first service percentage was a steady 70% but he only won 62% of first-service points compared to an excellent 91% by Cilic.
In the first round, Anderson had a good win against Poland’s 24th ranked Jerzy Janowicz, going through in straight sets┬á 7-5 7-6.
Anderson went into the tournament on the back of reaching the final of the┬á Grand Prix Hassan II tournament in Morocco on Sunday.