South Africa's Kevin Anderson was knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Japan Open by France's Richard Gasquet on Friday.
It has been a stellar year for Anderson, who played in the 2018 Wimbledon final, but he came unstuck the No 8 seed Gasquet, going down 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) .
Anderson had entered the tournament as the No 2 seed and would have taken on Japan's Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals had he emerged victorious.
Anderson had reached the quarter-finals of the tournament after defeating American Frances Tiafoe on Thursday.
He was stretched to a deciding set before prevailing 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
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Publish date : 2018-10-05 14:20:37