Anderson beats Dimitrov in opening quarterfinal at Rogers Cup

Kevin Anderson defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, to book a spot at the Rogers Cup semi-final.

TORONTO — Kevin Anderson advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals on Friday with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Grigor Dimitrov at Aviva Centre.

The Wimbledon finalist from South Africa needed 66 minutes to complete the win over the fifth-seeded Bulgarian.

Anderson, the No. 4 seed, will play the winner of the afternoon quarterfinal between second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.

On Friday evening, Robin Haase of the Netherlands will play Russia’s Karen Khachanov and top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain will take on sixth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia.

The semifinals are set for Saturday and the final goes Sunday at the US$5.94-million ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.

Zverev won the tournament last year in Montreal.

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