Young, Anderson Reach Eastbourne Second Round
American Donald Young advanced with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over local hope Kyle Edmund on Monday at the Aegon International to set a second-round clash with compatriot Jared Donaldson. The #NextGenATP player saved one match point at 4-5, 30/40 in the deciding set of a 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-5 victory over eighth seed Diego Schwartzman in two hours and 47 minutes.
Former World No. 10 Kevin Anderson struck 11 aces and won 24 of his 26 first-service points to beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-1 for a second-round match against seventh seed Richard Gasquet or #NextGenATP American Frances Tiafoe.
Top seed Novak Djokovic will open his Eastbourne campaign against qualifier Vasek Pospisil, who reached the second round with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely. Robin Haase, who defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6(4), and Bernard Tomic, who topped Norbert Gombos 7-6(3), 6-3, also advanced.
Cameron Norrie claimed his first victory on the ATP World Tour, a 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Horacio Zeballos. “It feels great… I couldn't be more excited to have won my first match at the ATP level,” said the Brit, who will take on second seed Gael Monfils in the second round. “It was quite nice to know I didn't play my best today. It's nice to know that I can hang with these guys even if I'm not playing my best tennis. I can just build on that.”
In doubles, top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan reached the quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Donald Young and Nenad Zimonjic, while Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Matt Reid ousted third seeds and Roland Garros champions Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.