French Open

Anderson faces Kyrgios test in Paris

2017-05-31 12:32
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s top-ranked tennis player, Kevin Anderson, will on Thursday come up against talented Australian Nick Kyrgios in the second round of the French Open.

The unseeded Anderson made a solid start at the year’s second Grand Slam when he beat Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in the first round on Tuesday.

Kyrgios, the 18th seed, made an equally impressive start by beating German journeyman Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

Anderson, the world No 56, will however take confidence into his match against the temperamental Australian, having won their only previous encounter at a hardcourt event in Chengdu, China last year.

Anderson had saved two match points to prevail 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.