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Frenchman dumps Anderson out of Stockholm Open
- Updated: October 18, 2013
Kevin Anderson’s frustrating return from wrist surgery continued in Sweden on Thursday as he went down in the second round of the Stockholm Open, writes Mark Etheridge.
Ranked 20th on the ATP Tour rankings and fourth for this hard-court tournament, Anderson would have been expected to breeze into the third round.
He was up against an opponent only just inside the top 100 but France’s Kenny de Schepper proved more than a handful as he on in three sets.
He took the first set 7-6 (7-5 on the tiebreak) before Anderson fought back to take the second 4-6. De Schepper then won the third and final set 6-3 in a match lasting 2hr 13min.
For a change it was big-serving Anderson who was on the receiving end in terms of aces, losing this battle 13-20, while double-faults were shared at three apiece.
It was Anderson’s third successive appearance at the Stockholm Open, his best run coming two years ago when he reached the quarter-finals.