Gossip Tennis / Indian Wells: Kevin Anderson qualified for the knockouts

159272666_2884145Kevin Anderson
will play the second round of the Masters 1000 Indian Wells. After he lost the first set on his serve (6/4), the South African has mounted power to dispose of Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy.

Seeded No. 17 in the tournament has first taken 27 minutes in the second set to get back to 1 set everywhere before confirming his qualification in three sets, 4/6, 6/0, 6/3 1h 48. The next round seems to be tighter as he will face Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 3 worldwide.

Soon dad of new twins, Roger Federer, Swiss of South African mother, also qualified for the knockout stages. He led after two tiebreaks Russian Dmitry Tursunov, 7/6 [9-7], 7/6 [7-2]. Federer will face German Tommy Haas for a place in the quarters.

Gael Monfils will not have the opportunity to negotiate a ticket to the quarterfinals. The French had lost to Italian Fabio Fogninin, 6/2, 3/6, 7/5.


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