Tennis: Kevin Anderson to face Nishikori in Vienna Open final

Tennis: Kevin Anderson to face Nishikori in Vienna Open final

South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will play Kei Nishikori of Japan in the final of the 2018 Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Sunday.

Anderson, a second-seeded, defeated Fernando Verdasco from Spain 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the semifinals and will hope to claim his second title of the year after winning in New York in February.

Fifth-seeded Nishikori reached his third final of 2018 after beating Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-finals.

Nishikori leads Anderson 4-2 on career match ups. However, the winner of Sunday’s game will qualify for the ATP (The Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour Finals to be held in London between November 11 and 18.

Anderson reached this year’s Wimbledon final but is yet to make his debut at the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals.

Nishikori has won 11 ATP events but hasn’t registered any victory since winning in Memphis in February 2016, with eight straight finals lost.

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