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Opponent’s injury sees Anderson up against Federer
- Updated: October 30, 2013
It didn’t come in the manner he would have hoped for, but Kevin Anderson will be overjoyed at reaching the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters tennis tournament in Paris on Tuesday.
Our top-ranked singles player was up against Russia’s top player, Michael Youzhny in the first round and went through to the next round as his opponent had to retire in the third round with a shoulder injury, that after serving for the match at one stage
The final score was 4-6 7-6 (0) 2-1 and until that point Anderson, pictured right, lead the aces count with nine to one and had two double faults chalked up against his name compared to three by Youzhny.
This is the first time that Anderson has beaten Youzhny in three encounters and Youzhny’s problem with shoulder injuries seems an ongoing thing.
Anderson now comes up against fifth seed and former world No1 Roger Federer. And with the Swiss player not the player he was a few years ago, Anderson will be hoping to cash in and get his game up to where it was before recent wrist surgery.