Pune - Kevin Anderson advanced to the semi-finals of the Maharashtra Open by beating Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
The top-seeded South African broke Munar four times to set up a meeting with Gilles Simon, who beat him in the 2018 final, or Benoit Paire.
"I thought I did a really good job creating opportunities and taking them, so definitely felt good out there," Anderson said.
"I'm happy with the way I'm playing and I have to come out and focus on what I do best and if I do that I'm going to give myself the best chance of getting through."
Ivo Karlovic also advanced by defeating Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
The 39-year-old Karlovic will meet Steve Darcis, who beat fourth-seeded Malek Jaziri 7-5, 6-2.
Results of matches at the ATP Maharashtra Open in Pune, India on Thursday (x denotes seed):
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 7-6 (7/5),7-6 (7/5)
Steve Darcis (BEL) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN x4) 7-5, 6-2
Kevin Anderson (RSA x1) bt Jaume Munar (ESP x7) 6-3, 6-3
Gilles Simon (FRA x3) bt Benoit Paire (FRA x5) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4