Tennis – ATP Finals: Kevin Anderson Defeats Japan’s Nishikori
Kevin Anderson is in a solid position to meet all requirements for the semi-finals in the wake of beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-0 6-1 to guarantee his second ATP Finals win.
The South African, 32, easily won the main set to adore in only 32 minutes at the O2 Arena in London.
Anderson, positioned 6th on the planet, broke again from the get-go in the second set and driven 6-0 5-0 preceding Nishikori at last held serve.
ATP Finals debutant Anderson is best of Group Lleyton Hewitt.
As decided before my match, I’m donating $100 for every one of my aces in today’s #NittoATPFinals match to the @LAFD to support firefighting efforts in California. My family and I will also match that donation to the local humane society @HSVC_OJAI to help animals in need. pic.twitter.com/EJ5XRaqpam
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) November 13, 2018
He has not dropped a set in the wake of beating Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 7-6 (12-10) in his opening match.
Nishikori had beaten an unwell Roger Federer 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 on Sunday however could even now meet all requirements for the last four regardless of an annihilation that equalled his heaviest on visit since 2008 against Robin Soderling.
Swiss world number three Federer – who is pursuing a 100th vocation title – faces Thiem on Tuesday, not before 20:00 GMT.
Players confirmed for Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi:
— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) November 13, 2018
In the wake of beating a disappointed Federer on Sunday, Nishikori ought to have been loaded with certainty going into this match.
Yet, rather it was Anderson who turned out terminating, taking the favorable position with his third break point on Nishikori’s first administration match.
From that minute on, the Japanese 28-year-old was second best as Anderson changed over five of his 12 break points- Nishikori did not have any.
I just cant get over Kevin Anderson beating @keinishikori like a redheaded stepchild who stole his life savings.Ive seen guys lose 6-0 6-1 but theres at least a few games where the other guy has a shot.Literally couldve found a local 12 yr old to get beat like that #atpworldtour
— MAKE YOUR BOOKIE BEG FOR MERCY (@Par64505481) November 13, 2018
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