ATP Tour

Anderson powers into Queen's semis

2015-06-19 17:06
(Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP)

London - SA's Kevin Anderson powered into the Queen's Club semi-finals with a 7-6 (9/7), 7-5 victory over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Friday.

Anderson was appearing in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event for the third time in four years and the world number 17 finally made it to the semi-finals after bludgeoning Garcia-Lopez into submission.

The big-serving 29-year-old slammed down 18 aces and is now within one win of his second ATP Tour final of the year, following his runners-up finish in Memphis in February, as he looks to add to his two career tour-level titles.

Anderson had saved a match point before defeating four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt in the first round and claimed the notable scalp of French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the second round in west London.

And the 29-year-old, who lives in the United States and expects to be given US citizenship later this year, proved rock solid on the key points again as he ruined the first Queen's last eight appearance for world number 34 Garcia-Lopez.

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