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South Africa’s Kevin Anderson Wins Opening Round Clash of the Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson came from a set down to beat Fernando Verdasco 2-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the opening round clash of the Wimbledon, in London, on Monday.

Anderson faced a tricky task as he lined up against the 31st ranked Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco. The South African was on the back foot as the Spaniard took the attack to him from the get-go and created two break opportunities and converted both to win the first set 6-2.

Anderson found his range in the second and while his booming serve finally came to the party, it wasn’t able to break Verdasco, but a tiebreaker was needed and the 6-foot-8 South African expertly leveled matters winning the set 7-6.

He had gained momentum and took on the same approach in the third where a tie-break was also needed and soon took the lead to 2-1.

The South African’s break of Verdasco’s serve came in the 6th game of the fourth set as he went up by four games to two. With a foot in the second round, Anderson delivered, taking the set 6-3.

The current world No.42 cracked top 10 in 2015 but has struggled with injuries ever since.



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