Anderson wins in 3 sets vs. Mannarino - NBC Sports

Anderson wins in 3 sets vs. Mannarino
August 19, 2014, 2:54 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) South Africa's Kevin Anderson had to overcome a shaky second set Tuesday to beat France's Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open.

The 6-foot-8 Anderson, ranked 20th in the world and the No. 2 seed in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open, served 16 aces and almost as many service winners against Mannarino.

However, Mannarino used his ground game to force Anderson into 24 errors in the second set, breaking his serve twice en route to taking the set and evening the match at 1-all. But Anderson got a key service break in the seventh game of the third set, and closed out the match with two aces and a service winner.

In other matches played early Tuesday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center, Poland's Jerzy Janowicz beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5).

Among those playing later in the Winston-Salem Open are 15th-ranked John Isner of the United States, the tournament's top seed and two-time winner.

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