ATP Tour

Anderson, Harris hand SA first win at ATP Cup

2020-01-06 06:53
Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)
Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson and Lloyd Harris gave South Africa their first win at the inaugural ATP Cup in Brisbane, Australia on Monday.

Anderson, playing in his first tournament in seven months after an injury plagued 2019, powered past Chile's Christian Garin 6-0, 6-3.

According to the ATP Tour's official website, Anderson dropped only two first-service points (24/26) and didn't face a break point against the 23-year-old Garin.

Earlier, world No 99 Harris defeated Chile's Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 6-4. The 22-year-old South African broke three times and fought off a late surge from the Chilean.

Later, Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse made it 3-0 to South Africa when they rallied to beat Garin and Jarry 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 in the mandatory doubles match.

The South Africans lost their first Group A match of the ATP Cup 3-0 against a Novak Djokovic-led Serbia on Saturday.

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

Results on day four of the inaugural ATP Cup team event being played on Monday in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Eight teams qualify for the knockout phase from the round robin:

In Sydney

Group E

Croatia 2 Poland 1

Marin Cilic (CRO) bt Kacper Zuk (POL) 7-6 (10/8), 6-4

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 6-2, 6-2

Ivan Dodig/Nikola Mektic (CRO) bt Hubert Hurkacz/Lubasz Kubot (POL) 6-2, 6-1

In Brisbane

Group A

South Africa 3 Chile 0

Lloyd Harris (RSA) bt Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 6-4, 6-4

Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Cristian Garin (CHI) 6-0, 6-3

Raven Klaasen/Ruan Roelofse (RSA) bt Cristian Garin/Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 1-6, 6-3, 10-7

In Perth

Group B

Japan 2 Georgia 1

Go Soeda (JPN) bt Aleksandre Metreveli (GEO) 4-6, 6-3 , 6-2

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-2, 6-3

Aleksandre Bakshi/Zura Tkemaladze (GEO) bt Ben McLachlan/Toshihide Matsui (JPN) 6-2, 6-4


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