Kevin Anderson crashes out in first round at Italian Open

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South Africa’s Kevin Anderson suffered a major spherical exit on the Italian Open clay-court occasion in Rome on Monday.

Anderson went down 6-Three, 7-6 (7/5) to French youthful gun Ugo Humbert.

The 22-year-old Humbert, ranked No 42 on the earth, faltered when serving for the match at 5-Four all through the second set, nonetheless regained his composure to seal the match all through the tie-break.

Anderson, a former world No 5 nonetheless at present languishing at No 119 after damage woes, acquired into the principle draw on a protected rating.

The Rome Masters 1000 occasion is a warm-up forward of the French Open beginning at Roland Garros on 27 September.

It isn’t confirmed whether or not or not or not Anderson will use subsequent week’s European Open in Hamburg to appreciate extra preparation earlier than the French Open.

Inside the meantime Anderson’s compatriot, Lloyd Harris, misplaced 6-Four, 6-2 to Japan’s Yuichi Sugita all through the qualifying spherical for the Italian Open.

Harris, the world No 95, will play in a Challenger occasion in Italy subsequent week as preparation for his French Open promoting and advertising advertising marketing campaign.

Harris made the second spherical of the not too long ago accomplished US Open in New York, whereas Anderson suffered a major spherical exit.

Collated outcomes from the primary day of the ATP and WTA clay-court match in Rome on Monday (x denotes seed):


First spherical

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) bt Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x16) 6-Four, 7-5

Casper Ruud (NOR) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS x11) 6-Three, Three-6, 6-1

Kei Nishikori (JPN) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas(ESP) 6-Four, 7-6 (7/Three)

Stefano Travaglia (ITA) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-Four, 7-6 (7/Four)

Borna Coric (CRO) bt Cristian Garin (CHI x14) 6-Four, 6-Four

Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-Three, 6-1

Marin Cilic (CRO) bt Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 6-7 (Four/7), 6-2, 6-Four

Ugo Humbert (FRA) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-Three, 7-6 (7/5)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x15) bt Gianluca Mager (ITA) 7-5, 6-1

Jannik Sinner (ITA) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-1

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) bt Dan Evans (GBR) 6-Three, Three-6, 7-5


First spherical

Jasmine Paolini (ITA) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-2, 6-Three

Dayana Yastremska (UKR) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-Four

Amanda Anisimova (USA) bt Donna Vekic (CRO x16) 7-6 (7/Four), 7-6 (eight/6)

Elena Rybakina (KAZ x10) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-Zero, 6-Four

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-Three, 6-Four

Danka Kovinic (MNE) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-1, 6-Zero

Magda Linette (POL) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 6-Four, 6-Three

Elise Mertens (BEL x11) bt Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 6-Three, 6-1

Aliona Bolsova (ESP) bt Alison Riske (USA x13) 5-7, 7-6 (7/Four), 6-Three

Anna Blinkova (RUS) bt Jil Teichmann (SUI) 6-Three, 6-Three

Barbora Strycova (CZE) bt Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 6-Three, 6-Three

– Compiled by Herman Mostert

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