Unseeded Kevin Anderson sends 22-seeded Serb Dušan Lajovic packing with an upset win

Unseeded Saffa @KAndersonATP sends 22-seeded Serb Dušan Lajovic packing with an upset win at @rolandgarros | @IOLsport

2020-10-01 10:29:00 PM

Unseeded Saffa KAndersonATP sends 22-seeded Serb Dušan Lajovic packing with an upset win at rolandgarros | IOLsport

Initially, the match in Paris was delayed by almost four hours because of early morning rain and subsequently wet playing surfaces.

ShareCAPE TOWN - South Africa's unseeded Kevin Anderson made a remarkable fifth-set recovery to score a 6-2 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 win over the 22-seeded Serb Dušan Lajovic in a French Open second round (round of 64) clash in Paris on Thursday evening.Initially, the match was delayed by almost four hours because of early morning rain and subsequently wet playing surfaces. However, once the match started on a near-deserted Court 9, the 34-year-old Anderson produced some vintage touches, much like he showed in his first-round match.

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He was off to a flier in the opening two sets which he completed in just over an hour. He broke the younger world No 24 Lajovic (30 years) twice in the opening set for a 6-2 win.Anderson, a former world 10er but now languishing at 188 on the world rankings after a year of injury setbacks, had to harder in the next set. He had to wait for the 10th before he broke serve to wrap up the set 6-4.

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