Tennis

Anderson off to a flyer

2012-10-29 15:57
Kevin Anderson (AFP)
Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has started his Paris Masters campaign on a high note after routing Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets in the French capital on Monday.

The South African No 1 won 6-2, 6-1 against the world No 35 and will next face local hope Richard Gasquet in the next round.

The tall South African, ranked 39 in the world, completely overshadowed his Brazilian opponent, hitting nine aces to Belluci's two and winning 81 percent of his first serve points.

Results from the first day of the ATP Paris Masters on Monday:

First round:

Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 7-6, 6-4
Gilles Simon (FRA) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 7-5, 6-1
Marcel Granollers (ESP) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 6-3
Alejandro Falla (COL) bt Florian Mayer (GER) 7-6 (7/3), 6-2
Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB) 6-4, 7-5
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Thomaz Belluci (BRA) 6-2, 6-1
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 7-6 (7/2), 6-2
Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5)

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