Sunday, March 9, 2008

Kevin Anderson, Sam Querrey to meet in Las Vegas final

Sam Querrey
Kevin Anderson, Sam Querrey to meet in Las Vegas final

South African qualifier Kevin Anderson defeated American wildcard Robby Ginepri 7-6 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the Las Vegas Open.

Anderson will face unseeded American Sam Querrey, who beat fourth-seeded Argentine Guillermo Canas 7-5 6-2.

The 21-year-old Anderson, ranked 175th in the world and bidding to become the first South African to win an ATP final since Wesley Moodie won in Tokyo in October 2005, took the opening set 7-4 on a tiebreak.

Although his first-serve percentage slipped in the second, he was broken only once as he clinched victory in one hour and 28 minutes.

The 6-foot-7 (2.01-metre) Anderson, who won his first ATP match in Monday’s opening round, has reached the final without losing a set.

“Each match I’ve felt I could compete and I’ve played my own game,” Anderson told reporters. “I’m not trying to do anything special.”

The 20-year-old Querrey, ranked 66th and looking for his first ATP title, converted five of nine break points to upset the 20th-ranked Canas in one-hour, 39 minutes. (Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Article from Yahoo SPorts Tennis.
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