Delray Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-seeded Kevin Anderson was upset by
Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu in the second round of the Delray Beach Open
tennis event on Wednesday.
Anderson, who won this event in 2012 and was last year’s runner-up, was
surprised by the 61st-ranked player in the world in a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 final.
Fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic fired 21 aces before sneaking past 18-year-
old Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis in a pair of tiebreaks, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2), on
the hardcourts at Delray Beach Tennis Center.
“It was really difficult because he [Kokkinakis] can really hit those
forehands, and also it was a little bit windy,” said the world No. 29
Karlovic. “I was hanging in there. I was serving really well, and in the
tiebreaks I was really good.”
Karlovic was the Delray Beach runner-up back in 2010.
Also on Day 3, fifth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino mauled American wild
card Denis Kudla 6-2, 6-2, while seventh-seeded Steve Johnson cruised past
Andrey Rublev, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals.
“It was a good thing for me that the conditions were very cold and pretty slow
because I was able to move very well on the court, and Denis was missing a
little bit more than me,” said Mannarino.
The 2015 Delray champion will earn $84,250.