After meeting in the same stage of the tournament last year, another fourth round match-up between French Open runner-up David Ferrer and South Africa’s Kevin Anderson is scheduled to take place in Paris. This is the fifth time these two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour, with the series tied at 2-2. Check out the Ferrer vs Anderson Head to Head.
World No. 5 David Ferrer picked up another quick victory in his third round match-up, as he dispatched Italian No. 2 Andreas Seppi 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-3 to reach the final 16 at Roland Garros. Ferrer on 73% of his first service points, but maintained a negative winners-to-unforced errors ratio at 29-40.
“I’m quite satisfied with the match,” said Ferrer. “I would have liked to be more steady with my forehand and more consistent, but still, I’m happy. “In the past five weeks I have started my matches in a more regular way, more consistent, I was more solid,” said Ferrer. “I must say that as far as this is concerned, José (Altur – coach) has helped me a lot. We have worked a lot on this. That is how to kick off a match.”
South African No. 1 Kevin Anderson took part in a much shorter match on court, as he defeated Ivo Karlovic after only 43 minutes of court time. Te towering Croat retired from the contest with a back injury after dropping the opening set 6-3 to the 19th seed. During that time, Anderson played a near perfect set, as he hit 7 aces, no double faults, 18 winners and no unforced errors.
- Anderson is bidding to reach his first major quarter-final.
This marks the fifth time these two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour, with the series currently tied at 2-2. Anderson won the most recent encounter, which took place at the Mexico Open in Acapulco earlier this year. Ferrer holds the only clay court victory against Anderson, which took place last year in the fourth round of the French Open.
Prediction: David Ferrer in Four Sets