Cape Town – South African Tennis Star Kevin Anderson reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Open after defeating Australia Jordan Thompson on Tuesday.
Anderson, the sixth seed, played the first tournament since January, won 7-5 and 7-5 in the world, reaching his third match in the quarterfinals of Miami. He had already reached this stage in 2011 and 2018.
Anderson lost in the second round of the Australian Open and retired from four tournaments because of a right elbow injury.
The 32-year-old, who beat Spaniard Jaume Munar and Portugal's first player João Sousa earlier this week, will face the winner between Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev, who play on Wednesday.
Results on Tuesday of the Miami Open WTA / ATP Masters hard-court tournament (x-denots seeds):
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x22) bt Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
John Isner (USA x7) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR x19) 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3)
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x17) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Borna Coric (CRO x11) Nick Kyrgios (AUS x27) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-5, 7-5
Anett Kontaveit (EST x21) bt Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE x27) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5