Kevin Anderson cruises into second round at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. (AFP pic)

LONDON: Last year’s beaten finalist Kevin Anderson eased into the second round of Wimbledon on Monday beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

The 33-year-old big serving South African’s season has been affected by a right elbow injury but was still promoted up the rankings to be seeded fourth by the organisers.

He made short shrift of Herbert, who will partner Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray in the doubles, dominating his opponent from the outset with his formidable serve and volley game.

Anderson will play either Serbian Janko Tipsarevic or Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka for a place in the last 32.