SA ace through in SW19

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July 4, 2017
SA ace through in SW19

WIN: Kevin Anderson

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson advanced to Round Two of Wimbledon yesterday after beating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in four sets.

Anderson, 31, had to come from behind though to bag the win over the clay-court specialist.

After dropping the first set 6-2, the big serving South African had to dig deep for some good old Mzansi fighting spirit and won the second set 7-6.

Anderson’s fightback was briefly halted when rain interrupted play for a while.

But once the two players took the court again, it was all about Anderson as he won the third set 7-6, before cruising to a fourth set win (6-3).

Top-ranked home favourite Andy Murray made light work of his first round opponent, Alexander Bublik, 20, beating the rookie in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 and 6-2.

Another crowd favourite, Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, also cruised to the second round when he beat Australian John Millman in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 and 6-2.

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