Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson will play Spain's Jaume Munar in his opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Munar, ranked 61st in the world and a product of Rafael's Nadal's academy in Mallorca, reached the second round with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 win over Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
Anderson, the sixth seed, had a bye in the first round.
The lanky South African will be looking to hit the ground running in Miami, having missed his last few tournaments due to an elbow injury.
Meanwhile, South Africa's other participant in the men's singles, Lloyd Harris, lost in qualifying.
The 22-year-old was beaten 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/2) by Brazil's Thiago Monteiro.
Really enjoying the new @MiamiOpen venue. It’s incredible to have a tennis stadium inside @HardRockStadium where the Miami football team plays. The facilities outside are just as great and I’m looking forward to getting started here Saturday. ?? pic.twitter.com/pv6SQHE2mm— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) March 22, 2019
Lloyd Harris has lost in qualifying at the Miami Open - an ATP Masters event. The young South African star, seeded 9th, went down 6-7(5), 6-7(2) to Thiago Monteiro. The Brazilian is currently ranked 117 in the ATP singles rankings and reached a career high of 74 in 2017. pic.twitter.com/36XJlMkrNv— Tennis South Africa (@TennisSA) March 20, 2019