Anderson Quickly Returning To Old Form
Rust? Kevin Anderson doesn't have any rust!
Anderson beat Aussie Jordan Thompson 7-5, 7-5 to reach his third Miami quarter-final (2011, 2018). The 6'8” right-hander lost in the second round of the Australian Open and withdrew from four tournaments because of a right elbow injury.
But the Florida resident has been playing as if he's been at home this fortnight. Anderson fought past Spain's Jaume Munar and Portugal's No. 1 Joao Sousa before ending Thompson's best ATP Masters 1000 run.
The 32-year-old Anderson, who has never reached the Miami semi-finals, will face the winner between fourth seed Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev. Thompson, No. 77 in the ATP Rankings, was playing in his first Masters 1000 fourth round.
Thompson led Anderson 4-1 in the first set, but Anderson reeled off six of the next seven. He then broke in the 11th game of the second set before serving it out.