Anderson, Querrey Keep Finals Hopes On Track
SHANGHAI (Dispatches) - Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey made improvements on their respective chances of making debut appearances at the Nitto ATP Finals on Tuesday with both posting straight-sets first-round triumphs at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
No. 11 seed Anderson had an impressive 6-3, 6-1 victory over last week’s Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships runner-up Adrian Mannarino while No. 10 seed Querrey landed a dominant 6-3, 6-2 result over Japan’s Yuichi Sugita.
Anderson will face Jan-Lennard Struff for a quarter-final berth. The German advanced when compatriot Mischa Zverev, who was leading 6-3, 5-6, retired due to heat exhaustion. Querrey broke twice on his way to a 4-0 second-set lead and comfortably carried the advantage to the finish line. He brought up three match points with his 10th ace and two points later booked a second-round meeting with #NextGenATP compatriot Frances Tiafoe. Another of the big servers, No. 12 seed John Isner, narrowly prevailed over Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic. Isner saved a match point at 5/6 in the third-set tie-break and soon closed out a 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(6) victory. He will next face Greek Next-Gen-ATP qualifier Stefanos Tsitsipas.