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Anderson downs Kohlschreiber in Madrid

2018-05-10 18:45
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Cape Town - Sixth-seed Kevin Anderson is through to the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open after defeating German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.

The big serving South African won 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) in a tough third round encounter that lasted 1 hour and 34 mins. 

Anderson, who has never lost to Kohlschreiber, now has a 3-0 head-to-head record over the German. 

Anderson will now face Serbia's Dusan Lajovic who shocked fourth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6).

Results from the ATP/WTA Madrid Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Third round

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) bt Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x4) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)

Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (9/7)

Kyle Edmund (GBR) bt David Goffin (BEL x8) 6-3, 6-3

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) bt Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-4, 6-4

Women

Quarter-finals

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) bt Simona Halep (ROM x1) 6-4, 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA x7) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-2, 6-3

Kiki Bertens (NED) bt Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

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