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Anderson tackles Dimitrov in Stockholm

Kevin Anderson (AP)
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson will tackle Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday.

The South African No 1 defeated American qualifier Ryan Harrison 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Thursday, while second-seeded Dimitrov defeated Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp 6-3, 6-2.

Dimitrov takes a 5-1 winning head-to-head record into his game against world No 48 Anderson.

Dimitrov told the ATP’s official website: “I have to play every day now, so I must stay focused. Kevin is an extremely good player, serves unbelievably well and as it’s indoors it will come down to a matter of a few points.”

ATP Stockholm tournament results on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Second round

Gastao Elias (POR) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x1) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1

Jack Sock (USA x6) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4

Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 7-6 (10/8), 6-3

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 6-3

Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 7-6 (10/8), 6-4

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x2) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-3, 6-2

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