US Open

Solid US Open start for Anderson

2016-08-30 06:59
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson breezed into the second round of the US Open with a straight-sets win over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka on Monday.

The South African No 1 won in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

Anderson blasted 48 winners, including 17 aces to notch an impressive opening round win.

The world No 35 will next face Canada’s Vasek Pospisil, who comfortably beat Slovakia’s Jozef Kovalik 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in their first round encounter.

Anderson and Pospisil, who is ranked No 123 in the world, have duelled once before on the ATP World Tour - in 2014 at the Masters 1000 clay event in Rome.

Anderson won that encounter 7-5, 7-6 (7/4).

Results from the first day of the 2016 US Open tennis championships at Flushing Meadows on Monday (x denotes seeded player):

Men

First round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Jiri Vesely (CZE) bt Saketh Myneni (IND) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Guido Pella (ARG) bt Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) bt Martin Klizan (SVK x28) 6-2, 6-1, 6-1

John Isner (USA) bt Francis Tiafoe (USA) 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Steve Darcis (BEL) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-5

Ernesto Escobedo (USA) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, retired

Kyle Edmund (GBR) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x13) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

James Duckworth (AUS) bt Robin Haase (NED) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) bt Jozef Kovalk (SVK) 6-1, 6-3, 6-3

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x9) bt Guido Andreozzi (ARG) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Kevin Anderson (RSA x23) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

Jack Sock (USA x26) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-0

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Gastao Elias (POR) 6-1, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Rogrio Dutra Silva (BRA) 6-4, 7-5, 6-1

Rafael Nadal (ESP x4) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) bt Thomaz Belluci (BRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8/6)

Albert Ramos (ESP x31) bt Julien Benneteau (FRA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Lucas Pouille (FRA x24) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) bt Guilherme Clezar (BRA) 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2, 6-4

Federico Del Bonis (ARG) bt Brian Baker (USA) 3-6, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x15) bt Guillermo Garca-Lopez (ESP) 7-5, 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/3)

Gael Monfils (FRA x10) bt Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Jan Satral (CZE) bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bt Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7)

Pablo Cuevas (URU x18) bt Dudi Sela (ISR) 6-3, 6-2, 0-6, 5-7, 6-3

Benoit Paire (FRA x32) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bt Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 6-4, 6-2, 1-1 retired

Ryan Harrison (USA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Milos Raonic (CAN x5) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

Women

First round

Kayla Day (USA) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-2, 4-2 retired

Duan Ying-Ying (CHN) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-4

Monica Niculescu (ROM) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE x18) 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1

Ana Bogdan (ROM) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 0-6, 7-5, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x9) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-1, 6-2

Johanna Konta (GBR x13) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-3, 6-3

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Virginie Razzano (FRA) 6-1, 6-2

Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Kristina Kucova (SVK) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3

Belinda Bencic (SUI x24) bt Samantha Crawford (USA) 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-4

Zheng Saisai (CHN) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 6-2

Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) bt Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 6-0, 7-5

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) bt Anna Karolna Schmiedlov (SVK) 6-3, 6-3

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Elise Mertens (BEL) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

Roberta Vinci (ITA x7) bt Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-2, 6-4

Christina McHale (USA) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-2, 6-2

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-1, 6-2

Carina Witthoeft (GER) bt Misaki Doi (JPN x30) 6-4, 6-1

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Irina Begu (ROM x21) 6-0, 6-4

Wang Yafan (CHN) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) bt Danielle Collins (USA) 6-1, 6-2

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x12) bt Magda Linette (POL) 6-2, 6-3

Petra Kvitova (CZE x14) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 7-5, 6-3

Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) bt Irina Falconi (USA) 6-2, 6-1

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Elina Svitolina (UKR x22) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-7 (5/7), 6-0, 6-2

Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Sara Errani (ITA x27) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Catherine Bellis (USA) bt Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-2, 6-3

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-4, 6-1

Angelique Kerber (GER x2) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-0, 1-0 retired

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