Fifth-seed Kevin Anderson advanced to the third circle of the U.S. Wide open on Wednesday with a 6-2 6-4 6-4 triumph over France’s Jeremy Chardy.
The match would be a relative sprint compared to the a number of hour, 14 minute-long first circular match that Anderson endured upon Monday when he fought returning to beat American Ryan Harrison.
Anderson applied his superior height in addition to wing span to pick down Chardy’s shots and present blisteringly fast serves, but weren’t immune to the sweltering ailments plaguing competitors on the open-air courts.
“It was pretty very hot out here today, so that the ball was flying around,” Anderson stated in an on-court interview. “Overall I actually felt I played an incredible match.”