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Anderson cruises past Canadian in Spain
- Updated: May 7, 2013
Our Kevin Anderson has moved comfortably through to the second round of the Madrid Masters in Spain, writes Mark Etheridge.
The top-ranked South African singles player, Anderson had a straight sets victory over 25-year-old Jesse Levine to progress.
He won 6-2 6-2 with 11 aces helping his cause no end. Canadian Levine, ranked just inside the ATP Top 100 rankings at No92, also had two double faults to contend with.
Currently ranked 27th, Anderson’s first service percentage panned out at 68% but it was his first services-won percentage that was impressive as he won 88% of points on his big first serve. His second serve was also not too shabby at 83%.
Next up for Anderson will be a tough assignment against the winner of the match between ninth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and Argentine’s Juan Monaco.
Tipsarevic put Anderson out of the Miami Masters tournament earlier this year.