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Kevin aces into semis

Twenty aces saw fifth seed Kevin Anderson into the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open in Sweden on Wednesday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Anderson, enjoying a year to remember on the ATP Tour, beat veteran German wild card Tommy Haas in three sets, 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 to win through to his seventh ATP quarter-final of the year.

Ranked 30th on the ATP Tour rankings list, Anderson enjoyed his two hours out on Centre Court with his first service working well for him and seeing an 81% success percentage.

He also won 81% of points on his first service and those 20 aces (Haas replied with 14 of his own) saw him home comfortably enough.

Next up for the lanky Johannesburg pro, will be either Australia’s Bernard Tomic or top seeded Gael Monfils of France.

Tomic beat Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp to set up his clash against Monfils who had a first round bye.

Anderson has a score to settle Tomic, the Aussie teenager having beaten him in at the ATP World Tour Masters in Shanghai earlier this year.

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