ATP Tour

SA's Anderson beats Wawrinka

Kevin Anderson (File, AFP)
Kevin Anderson (File, AFP)

London - South Africa's Kevin Anderson beat French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6, 7-6 at Queen's Club on Wednesday afternoon.

And in another match French seventh seed Gilles Simon ended Thanasi Kokkinakis's emotional Queen's Club debut with a 6-4, 6-2 second round victory over the Australian teenager.

Kokkinakis has spent much of this week in the air after making the long flight back to Australia to spend a day at home with his sick grandmother before an unscheduled return to Queen's.

The highly-rated world number 70 had jetted back to Adelaide to be with his family after the French Open, only to discover on landing that he had been offered a wildcard entry into the Wimbledon warm-up event in west London.

Kokkinakis got back on a plane, shrugged off the inevitable jet-lag and captured his first tour-level win on grass on Tuesday when he came from a set down to defeat France's Jeremy Chardy.

But the 19-year-old, one of only four teenagers in the top 100, can now take a well-earned rest and catch up on some sleep after being brushed aside by Simon.

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