Anderson 6-0 6-1 Nishikori – South African is at home at the O2 where as Kei’s almost going home

Wow, did you expect that?

Tuesday afternoon I couldn’t believe what I was watching.

Peter Fleming on Sky Sports said after the first set it couldn’t get any worse and well he wasn’t wrong although it felt awkward.

As ever in situations like this there is nothing more awkward than a massive cheer when a player finally gets a game.

From the off this just wasn’t happening for Kei, he looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders and Kevin was just locked in and didn’t give him a moments peace.

Kevin Anderson played a stunning match, his performance was simply exceptional.

The forehand
The backhand
The serve
The return
The movement

It was truly a incredible performance.

He lost 6-4 6-4 to Kei in Paris just two weeks ago and usually you could pick at his backhand and his movement but despite his backhand not being his strongest shot he still gave it everything he had and fair play to him.

I could sit here until the end of time going on about Kei’s performance.

I found his body language quite lethargic, his mood just seemed dis-interested and frustrated from the first few minutes.

He couldn’t find his first serve at all during the match, his ground strokes were off and part of his resurgence over the last few months to qualify for London was about his net play and it was horrible to watch.

A big defeat for Kei who is now on the verge of going home whilst Kevin’s dream debut continues.

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