Top-seeded Anderson wins 1st match at New York Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 16, 2018 08:53 AM
Top-seeded Anderson wins 1st match at New York Open
FILE - Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, reacts after beating Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson needed a third-set tiebreaker to beat American Ernesto Escobedo 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Thursday in the second round of the New York Open.

The U.S. Open runner-up from South Africa was playing his first match at the tournament after receiving a first-round bye. He advanced to face another American, Frances Tiafoe, who reached his first ATP quarterfinal by beating Israel's Dudi Sela 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

No. 6 seed Ryan Harrison, the last champion when this tournament was in Memphis, Tennessee, before moving to Long Island this year, was upset by Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4. Karlovic will face either second-seeded American Sam Querrey or Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in the quarterfinals.

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