French Open

Anderson marches on at Roland Garros

2018-05-31 17:14
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson is through to the third round of the French Open after a hard fought victory over Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas on Thursday. 

Anderson won a four-set contest, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) and 6-4 in a match lasting 2 hours and 46.

The big serving South African managed 21 aces during the encounter and was successful with 61% of his first serves.

He also managed 44 winners. 

Anderson was joined in the third round by Kyle Edmund, Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic and Mischa Zverev amongst others. 

Results from day five of the French Open at Roland Garros on Thursday (x denotes seeding):


2nd round

Richard Gasquet (FRA x27) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Maximilian Marterer (GER) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x24) 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5, 6-4

Jurgen Zopp (EST) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-3, 6-7 (0/7), 7-6 (7/2), 6-1

Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x3) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 7-5

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA x18) bt Elias Ymer (SWE) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

Kyle Edmund (GBR x16) bt Mrton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Dominic Thiem (AUT x7) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Lucas Pouille (FRA x15) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3)


1st round

Simona Halep (ROU x1) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3, 6-1

Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-0, 7-6 (7/5)

Daria Gavrilova (AUS x24) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Elise Mertens (BEL x16) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-3, 6-4

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-4, 6-3

Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x30) 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x19) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-4

Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA x15) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Maria Sharapova (RUS x28) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 7-5, 6-4

Karolna Plskov (CZE x6) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

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