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US Open: South Africa’s Kevin Anderson Battle for Quarter Finals Slot

Having ended up at the quarter finals of the 2015 US Open, 31-year-old South African Tennis player and world No.27 Kevin Anderson is at the verge of advancing to his previous status and the elite eight of the 2017 US Open Men’s Singles.

Anderson advanced to fourth round following a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Croatia’s Borna Coric in the third round at the Grandstand. The 31-year-old will on today take on Paolo Lorenzi of Italy who defeated his compatriot Thomas Fabbiano, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the third round.

Both faced each other earlier this year in the Round of 32 in Geneva with Anderson wining 7-6, 7-6(1), extending his head-to-head record against Lorenzi to 3-0.  The South African will be the favorite in today’s clash having won seven out of his last ten, while his opponent Lorenzi has won five out of his last ten. Anderson, seeded 28 in the US Open, will face Sam Querrey of USA or Mischa Zverev of Germany if advance to the quarter finals. 

The 3—year-old had his best result at the Citi Open in Washington, where he defeated Dominic Thiem in the second round and Jack Sock in the semifinals to earn a runner-up finish against Alexander Zverev.

Anderson and Lorenzi Head-to-Head

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2017 US Open R16 Hard Kevin Anderson Paolo Lorenzi Upcoming
2017 Geneva R32 Clay Kevin Anderson Paolo Lorenzi 7-5 7-6(1)
2013 Australian Open R128 Hard Kevin Anderson Paolo Lorenzi 3-6 7-6(3) 6-3 6-4
2012 Atlanta R32 Hard Kevin Anderson Paolo Lorenzi 6-4 6-3


Feature photo: US Open Website

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