Kevin Anderson to face Julien Benneteau in Sydney semis

Anderson, 26, is coming off a successful week at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth for South Africa, where he beat Fernando Verdasco and John Isner.

updated: January 10, 2013 12:38 IST
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Sydney: Towering Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the semi-finals of the Sydney International in nine years with victory over Denis Istomin on Thursday.

The 36th-ranked Anderson accounted for the Uzbek 6-4, 6-3 in 84 minutes and will face last year's finalist Julien Benneteau of France in Friday's last four.

The last South African to reach the last four was Wayne Ferreira.

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