Second-seeded Anderson into Winston-Salem semis
Second-seeded South African Kevin Anderson powered into the semi-finals of the US Open tune-up tournament at Winston-Salem on Thursday with 6-2, 7-6 (7/1) win over Borna Coric.
Anderson improved to 6-0 in quarter- final matches in 2015, firing 10 aces and never facing a break point in the 82minute triumph. He took full advantage of the 18-year-old Croatian s errors in the opening set, when Coric coughed up five double faults and won just three of 11 possible points on his second serve.
In Friday's semi-finals Anderson will play unseeded Tunisian Malek Jaziri, who upset sixth-seeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-2.
American Steve Johnson reached the final four without lifting a racquet as Lu YenHsun of Taiwan withdrew from their quarter-final with a back injury sustained in a three-set win over South Korea s Chung Hyeon.