An­der­son, Quer­rey Keep Fi­nals Hopes On Track

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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.

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