Anderson loses to Tiafoe at Australian Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 16, 2019 02:04 PM
United States' Frances Tiafoe reacts after winning a point against South Africa's Kevin Anderson during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson let a sizable lead slip away amid problems with his serving arm and lost to 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the Australian Open's second round.
The No. 5-seeded Anderson was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year and the U.S. Open in 2017 and had won all three previous matchups against the 39th-ranked Tiafoe.
But after trailing by a set and 3-0 in the second, Tiafoe turned this match around to get to the third round at a major for the second time.
Anderson received repeated visits from a trainer for his bothersome right arm.