ATP Tour

SA's Anderson into Winston-Salem final

2015-08-29 08:46
Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)

Winston-Salem - South Africa's Kevin Anderson booked his place in the final of the Winston-Salem Open here Friday, defeating unseeded Tunisian Malek Jaziri in straight sets.

The big-serving 29-year-old from Johannesburg, seeded second for the tournament after receiving a wild card, swept aside Jaziri 6-4, 6-3 to reach only the ninth final of his career.

Anderson, the world number 15, has not won a singles title on the ATP Tour since victory at Delray Beach in 2012.

Earlier Friday, French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert accounted for American 13th seed Steve Johnson to book his place in the final.

Herbert advanced to Saturday's final after fighting back from losing the first set, prevailing 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2.

The win saw Herbert, ranked 140th in the world, advance to the first ATP final of his career.


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