Cape Town - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has reached the quarter-finals of the Estoril Open in Portugal.
The South African No 1 defeated local qualifier Joao Domingues 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in their Round of 16 clay-court duel on Wednesday.
Earlier in the week, Anderson defeated Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso 6-2, 6-3 in their first round match.
Anderson will now face second-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals on Friday.
The 30-year-old Anderson was ranked as high as No 10 in the ATP Rankings in 2015 before an injury-plagued 2016 saw his ranking drop significantly.
He is currently ranked 66th in the world by the ATP.Results from the ATP tournament at Estoril on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):
Pablo Carreo-Busta (ESP x1) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bt Gasto Elias (POR) 6-1, 6-2
Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Joo Domingues (POR) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
Richard Gasquet (FRA x2) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-1, 6-4