South Africa’s top singles player, Kevin Anderson went down to former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the Delray Beach International tennis tournament in California on Friday.
The fifth-seeded Anderson went down in straight sets to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals. The former US Open champion has now reached his third straight ATP semi-final after coming back from wrist surgery last year.
Del Potro, still ranked outside the world’s top 100, converted both of his two break points while never offering the South African a break opportunity.
Del Potro now takes on second-seeded American Mardy Fish in the semi-finals after Fish, the 2009 winner at Delray Beach, had edged┬á Colombian qualifier Alejandro Falla 6-1 6-4.
“Three semi-finals in three weeks, so it’s great for my comeback,” said Del Potro, who reached the final four in San Jose and Memphis over the past two weeks. “I hope I play well tomorrow against Mardy,” reports AFP.