13 Feb South African Anderson Rolls Into Memphis Open Semis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — South African tennis ace, Kevin Anderson, reached the semis of Memphis Open after defeating Steve Johnson of America 6-4, 6-4 in 65 minutes.
2nd-seeded South African fired 16 aces and saved all three break points he faced today.
“When I’m serving well, it gives me confidence in the rest of my game.
“Coming here I wanted to win the tournament,” Anderson said. “I’m trying my best each day to get there. It would feel great to be in the finals and it’s been several years since Delray Beach (2012) so I have to stay patient. There’s only one winner each week. I just have to keep a positive frame of mind,” said Anderson.
Anderson will next face another American, Donald Young, who beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 7-6(8), 4-6, 7-5. Anderson leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head Series 4-1, but Young won their last match 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 at the Citi Open in Washington, DC last year.