Ninth seed Kevin Anderson upset No. 5 seed Feliciano Lopez 7-6(10), 7-6(7) to move into the quarter finals of the AEGON Classic in London on Thursday.
The South African will now meett Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who beat 2007 finalist Nicolas Mahut 7-6(3), 6-4,
“I love this tournament. I played as a junior here, so I feel absolutely great every time I'm here.” commented Dimitrov. “The atmosphere and the crowd, [and] the whole club, you can feel the history. Many players in the locker room are very pleased also to be here.”
Belgian Xavier Malisse scored a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over Simone Bolelli to also reach the last eight