ATP Tour

Anderson starts well in Auckland

Kevin Anderson (AP)
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s top tennis player, Kevin Anderson, on Wednesday won his opening match at the Auckland Classic event in New Zealand.

Anderson, seeded fourth at the ATP World Tour 250 event, beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands in a tight encounter 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/5).

Anderson, who had a bye in the first round, will next face Jack Sock in the quarter-finals after the American beat Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 6-4.

Anderson will be delighted to come through his first match in Auckland, after he was forced to pull out of last week’s event in Chennai, India with a knee injury.

Should Anderson beat Sock, he is likely to face top seeded David Ferrer from Spain in the semi-finals. Ferrer will play the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol in the quarter-finals.

Anderson, currently ranked at No 12 on the official ATP world rankings, enjoyed a stellar 2015 by breaking into the world’s top 10 for the first time and also reached a maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open when he defeated Britain’s Andy Murray in the Round of 16.

 

 

loading... Live
England 92/4 (28 ov)
Pakistan 326
loading... Live
England 92/4 (28 ov)
Pakistan 326
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5679 votes
Cricket
11% - 1403 votes
Football
19% - 2381 votes
Athletics
2% - 290 votes
Boxing
1% - 112 votes
Cycling
2% - 287 votes
Golf
5% - 628 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1012 votes
Tennis
3% - 401 votes
Water sports
1% - 111 votes
American sports
1% - 124 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 365 votes
Vote