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Wawrinka falls to Anderson at Queen's

Kevin Anderson acknowledges the crowd after his spectacular victory. (Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP)
Kevin Anderson acknowledges the crowd after his spectacular victory. (Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP)

London - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka's eight-match winning streak ended at Queen's Club on Wednesday when Kevin Anderson edged him 7-6 (4), 7-6 (11).

It was the South African's fourth successive win over Wawrinka.

Anderson pressured the second seed from the start, holding a break point in the opening game. Although Wawrinka stood firm and held two set points at 6-5, it was Anderson who took the tiebreaker.

In the second set, Wawrinka saved a break point when down 3-2, but Anderson always held an advantage in the tiebreaker. In a tense finale, Wawrinka saved five match points, and held three set points before Anderson finally closed out the second-round match with his 22nd ace.


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