French Open

Anderson exits French Open

2015-05-30 22:27
Kevin Anderson (AFP)

Paris - Kevin Anderson’s French Open campaign ended on Saturday when he was beaten in the third round by Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Gasquet, one of five Frenchman to make the last-16, saw off 15th seed Anderson 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5, 6-4 despite the South African hitting 22 aces and 62 winners.

Gasquet, the 20th seed, will next face world No 1 Novak Djokovic for a quarter-final place.

Djokovic reached the last-16 for the sixth straight year with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Results from the sixth day of the French Open at Roland Garros on Saturday (x denotes seeded player):


Third round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Richard Gasquet (FRA x20) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5, 6-4

Jack Sock (USA) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Rafael Nadal (ESP x6) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

Andy Murray (GBR x3) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS x29) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) bt David Goffin (BEL x17) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Marin Cilic (CRO x9) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG x23) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

David Ferrer (ESP x7) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1


Third round

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR x27) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Sloane Stephens (USA) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-4, 6-1

Sara Errani (ITA x17) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER x10) 6-3, 6-3

Julia Goerges (GER) bt Irina Falconi (USA) 6-4, 6-1

Petra Kvitova (CZE x4) bt Irina Begu (ROM x30) 6-3, 6-2

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x23) bt Madison Keys (USA x16) 6-4, 6-2

Andreea Mitu (ROM) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 7-5, 6-4

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-4, 6-1



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