Cape Town - Kevin Anderson’s return to tennis was swift one
after he was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by Gael Monfils at the Madrid Open
The win extended the 13th seeded Frenchman's unbeaten head-to-head record
against the big-serving South African to 4-0.
Monfils prevailed in one hour and eight minutes, dropping
just five points on his first serve and never facing a break point. He broke
serve on three of six opportunities.
Anderson, the current world No 19, was playing his first
match since February after knee and shoulder injuries and minor ankle surgery
had forced his withdrawal from his past seven events.
Monfils will meet either Philipp Kohlschreiber or Pablo
Cuevas for a place in the third round.