He is one of two newcomers to the 49th London Masters (with John Isner). For the first time in his career, Kevin Anderson participates in the end-of-year tournament gathering the eight best players of the season (excluding injuries). And it started in the best of ways.
Opposed to the eighth world player, Dominic Thiem, the South African showed his strength in the baseline from the start of the match: a break in the third game. The sixth player worldwide then relied on his strength, service to race in the lead and easily win the first run. In the second set, the Austrian showed a much better face, correcting his mistakes in the game. But he finally lost a tie-break (12-10), which gives Anderson his first success in this London Masters .
This Sunday evening, at 9 pm, Roger Federer confronts Kei Nishikori. A match that counts for Group B of this tournament, the same as the meeting between Anderson and Thiem.