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Anderson sets up battle with Chung in Acapulco

2018-03-01 07:25
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has reached the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco after defeating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Thursday.

Anderson, the world No 8, won in straight-sets - 6-3, 6-4 - to set up a meeting with rising star Chung Hyeon from South Korea.

Earlier in the week, Anderson won his first-round match against Moldova’s Radu Albot, also in straight-sets - 6-4, 6-3.

Anderson will take a 1-0 head-to-head advantage into his match against Chung, having won 6-3, 6-2 when the pair met in Stockholm last year.

Chung made headlines earlier this year when he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Results from the ATP and WTA Mexican Open on Wednesday in Acapulco (x denotes seeding):


Second round

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-3, 6-4

Jared Donaldson (USA) bt Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-3, 6-1

Chung Hyeon (KOR) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-3, 6-1

Kevin Anderson (RSA x5) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3, 6-4

Dominic Thiem (AUT x3) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 6-2, 6-3

Ryan Harrison (USA) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Alexander Zverev (GER x2) bt Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3


Second round

Sloane Stephens (USA x1) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 5-7, 7-6 (8/6), 6-0

Stefanie Vogele (SUI) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-3, 6-4

Zhang Shuai (CHN x4) bt Jil Teichmann (SUI) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Rebecca Peterson (SWE) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-1, 6-4

Veronica Cepede (PAR) bt Irina Begu (ROM x5) 7-6 (7/3), 6-1

Daria Gavrilova (AUS x3) bt Renata Zarazua (MEX) 7-5, 6-3

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR x7) bt Arina Rodionova (AUS) 6-3, 6-1

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x2) bt Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5


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