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Anderson battles into Japan Open quarters

Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)
Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)

Tokyo - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson reached the quarter-finals of the Japan Open after defeating American Frances Tiafoe on Thursday.

The second-seed was stretched to a deciding set before prevailing 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

On Tuesday, the world No 9 was also taken to three sets by Australia's Matthew Ebden.

Anderson will next face eight-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who defeated Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/1).

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