LONDON (Reuters) – South African Kevin Anderson, ranked sixth in the world, made a big step towards the semi-finals of the 2018 tennis championship with a landslide victory over Japanese ninth seed Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 in London in Leighton Hewitt's second round.
The 32-year-old was the second winner in Dominique Teim's first round from Denmark 6-3, 7-6 (12-10) in the first round and almost completed the first African player to reach the last four.
Anderson, who finished fourth in the tournament, will secure his ticket to the fourth round of the victory over Roger Federer III and the second in the tournament after the second round of former Australian Hewitt player, or Swiss victory over Austria in three groups.
Anderson (2.03m), who in the first match of the tournament, started the game with a strong lead as his opponent, who beat Roger Federer III in the first round, in the second round, fourth and sixth from the first set to complete the 6-0 net in 31 minutes.
Anderson continued his dominance in the second set and lifted a sequence of 11 consecutive rounds when he broke Japanese service sent second and fourth and led 5-0, before taking Nishikuri in his first and final round in the game in the sixth game, reducing the difference 1 -5, because South Africa won the seventh round. End group 6-1 in 33 minutes and matches in 64 minutes.