After eliminations of input at the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati and Montreal, Kevin Anderson did better in the last Grand Slam of the season.
The South African reached the second round of Flushing Meadows, after a party affected by the rain. He defeated the German Daniel Brands in four rounds, 7/5, 4/6, 6/2, 6/3.
Seeded No. 17, Anderson will cross the racket against the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the second round.