“I thought it was a court where you had to take care of your serve and I definitely was able to do that today. In two games, I got a look on a few serves, played some good points and I was able to capitalise on both my break points,” Anderson said. “Really, even though it was 4 and 4, it was a very close match. It came down to just a point here or a point there.
“It easily could have gone to a tie-break and then in those conditions, I think anything can happen. I think overall, I’m really pleased to get through that in straight sets.”
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The South African lost just four first-serve points (30/34) and did not face a break point against Querrey.
This was the 17th meeting in the pair’s ATP Head2Head rivalry, which Anderson now leads 9-8. They had not clashed since the 2018 New…