David Ferrer has cruised to the second round of the US open by defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the opening round. Ferrer didn’t have any difficulty in winning the match. The Spaniard looked in great touch and he defeated Anderson in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(3). Ferrer has never reached the finals of US Open. He is generally considered as a clay court specialist. But, the way he has played in the first round match, it seems that he is ready to show the people that he can perform well on the hard court as well.

Ferrer played aggressively right from the outset. He broke Anderson’s service in the very first game of the first set to take a lead of 1-0. Ferrer didn’t give Anderson any chance to equalise the score and maintained his lead throughout the first set to win it by 6-4. Both the players made a steady start to the second set and held their service in the first four games. But, after that, Anderson’s performance deteriorated all of a sudden and he played some very poor shots. Ferrer won the next four games in a row to win the second set as well. In the third set, Anderson fought very hard.  He didn’t let Ferrer get even a single breakthrough in the third set and held his entire serves to take the set into the tie breaker. However, the South African player didn’t show resistance in the tie breaker and lost the match.

In the post match interview, Ferrer praised Anderson. The Spaniard said that Anderson is an extremely talented player and he brings a lot of power in his service. It was pretty tough to play against him. As per Ferrer, he wants to win this tournament and prove that he doesn’t need a specific kind of surface to perform well. He can play high quality tennis on any kind of surface. In the second round, Ferrer will play against Igor Sijsling of Netherlands.