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Kevin Anderson outlasts Kyle Edmund in five sets to reach French Open last 16

Anderson matched his best run at Roland Garros by reaching the last 16 with a five-set win over Edmund.

Published: 03rd June 2017 07:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2017 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

South Africa's Kevin Anderson plays a shot against Britain's Kyle Edmund during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. | AP

By AFP

PARIS: South Africa's Kevin Anderson matched his best run at Roland Garros by reaching the last 16 on Saturday with a five-set win over Britain's Kyle Edmund.

Anderson, who made the French Open fourth round in 2013 and 2014, twice recovered from a set down to advance 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just under four hours.

A former top 10 player, the world number 56 will meet Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Defeat for Edmund, born in Johannesburg like Anderson, means Britain have still never had more than one man in the last 16 at Roland Garros in the Open era. 

Anderson missed this year's Australian Open with a hip injury. His best Grand Slam performance was his run to the 2015 US Open quarter-finals.



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