Tennis

Anderson, Blake bag victories

2011-10-19 23:33
Kevin Anderson (File)

Stockholm - James Blake of the United States upset second-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic of Canada also advanced in the Royal Tennis Hall.

Anderson needed three sets to beat 33-year-old Tommy Haas of Germany 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 while Raonic easily defeated Philipp Petzschner of Germany 6-3, 6-3.

In other action on Wednesday, Bernard Tomic of Australia beat Estonia's Jurgen Zopp 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-0 to reach the second round, along with Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who defeated Ryan Sweeting of the United States 6-3, 6-1.

German Sebastian Rieschick is also through to the second round after beating home crowd favorite Michael Ryderstedt of Sweden, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Results on Wednesday at the Stockholm Open (seedings in parentheses):

Singles

First Round


Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Jurgen Zopp (Estonia), 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-0.
Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, def. Ryan Sweeting, United States, 6-3, 6-1.
Sebastian Rieschick, Germany, def. Michael Ryderstedt, Sweden, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.<

Second Round

Kevin Anderson (5), South Africa, def. Tommy Haas, Germany, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4.
James Blake, United States, def. Juan Martin Del Potro (2), Argentina, 6-4, 6-4.

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