Australian Open

Anderson books 3rd round spot

2013-01-16 12:11
Kevin Anderson (Getty)
Melbourne - Kevin Anderson advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, defeating Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 in a match that lasted under two hours.

According to the website, the tall South African, who has been in excellent form recently, having reached the final of the Sydney International, sent down 19 aces in a dominant serving display against the 21-year-old Russian, ranked 79 in the world.

Kuznetsov, who won the junior Wimbledon title in 2009, was broken four times by the South African.

Anderson will next face either 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain, who he recently beat the Hopman Cup in Perth, or the experienced Belgian Xavier Malisse.

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