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):
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
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