Fifth Seed Anderson Safely Into Open Second Round
Muhammad Rameez 3 days ago Mon 14th January 2019 | 12:19 PM
Big-serving fifth seed Kevin Anderson began his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win Monday over Adrian Mannarino
Melbourne, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Jan, 2019 ) :Big-serving fifth seed Kevin Anderson began his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win Monday over Adrian Mannarino.
He lost a five-setter to Britain's Kyle Edmund in round one a year ago and had to overcome a second-set blip Monday, dropping his serve twice from a break up against the French world number 41, before prevailing in two hours 53 minutes on Melbourne Arena.
"I was up a break in that second set and just let it get away a little bit," he added. "I was happy with the way I was able to reset." In-form Anderson warmed up for the Australian Open by winning his sixth ATP title at Pune earlier this month, defeating Ivo Karlovic in the final.
"You've got to come out here and win the match. It is a difficult challenge but that is what it is all about."