Tennis

Anderson rallies for win

2012-06-12 16:03
Kevin Anderson (AP)
Johannesburg - South Africa's Kevin Anderson defeated James Ward of Great Britain 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to round two of the Aegon Championships at Queens Club in London on Tuesday.

"It's always good to get through the first round, especially on grass," Anderson said after his win.

"It's the first time I've played on a grass surface where nobody else has played on it before so it was pretty special.

"I got onto a little bit of a rough start but I was really pleased with the way I finished, especially in the third set."

Anderson kept his cool throughout the match and said it took him a while to get into the contest.

"I think the challenge for me is trying to get involved in the match and today I was too passive but by the end, I was really involved."

He will next play the winner of the match between Italy's Flavio Cippola and Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Anderson on Monday rose four positions to 30th in the world after he reached the third round of the French Open in Paris.

Results from the second day of the ATP Queen's club tournament on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

First round

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 6-4, 6-2
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) bt Bobby Reynolds (USA) 6-3, 7-5
Gilles Muller (LUX x14) bt Liam Broady (GBR) 6-2, 6-1
Kevin Anderson (RSA x9) bt James Ward (GBR) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 6-4, 6-1
Steve Darcis (BEL) bt Rubn Ramrez Hidalgo (ESP) 7-6 (7/2), 7-5
Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-3, 6-4
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-4
Matthew Ebden (AUS) bt Matthias Bachinger (GER) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3
Ivo Karlovic (CRO x16) bt Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-3, 6-2
Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3
Ryan Sweeting (USA) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)
Jamie Baker (GBR) bt Oliver Golding (GBR) 7-6 (7/1), 6-3
Xavier Malisse (BEL) bt Adrian Ungur (ROM) 6-4, 6-4
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS x13) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)
Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP x11) bt Frederico Gil (POR) 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-2
Sam Querrey (USA) bt Olivier Rochus (BEL) 6-1, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4
Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Frank Dancevic (CAN) 6-1, 0-0 retired

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.