US Open

Anderson cruises into US Open last 16

2017-09-01 23:00
Kevin Anderson (AP)

New York - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has reached the US Open last 16 after beating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in their third round clash.

Anderson will next face Italy's Paolo Lorenzi for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Anderson will be the favourite to beat world No 40 Lorenzi, with the South African boasting a 3-0 head-to-head record against the Italian.

Anderson's best result at a Grand Slam is when he made the quarter-finals at the US Open in 2015.

And with several top seeds out in the bottom half of the draw, Anderson will fancy his chances of going deep at the year's final Grand Slam.

Results from day 5 of the US Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Third round

Sam Querrey (USA x17) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER x23) bt John Isner (USA x10) 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) bt Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Kevin Anderson (RSA x28) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-0 - retired

Pablo Carreño-Busta (ESP x12) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Lucas Pouille (FRA x16) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x5) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4

Women

Third round

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Venus Williams (USA x9) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-3, 6-4

Petra Kvitova (CZE x13) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x18) 6-0, 6-4

Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Magdaléna Rybáriková (SVK x31) 6-1, 6-1

Julia Goerges (GER) bt Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-3, 6-3

Sloane Stephens (USA) bt Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6-2, 6-4

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x16) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-2, 6-3

Maria Sharapova (RUS) bt Sofia Kenin (USA) 7-5, 6-2

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