Frances Tiafoe completes superb comeback against fifth seed Kevin Anderson to reach third round of the Australian Open for the first time
- Kevin Anderson, the fifth seed, was expected to go much further in the event
- But Frances Tiafoe came back in supreme style to claim a massive victory
- Anderson took the first set 6-4 but then went on to lose the next three sets
- The third round is the furthest the 20-year-old has reached at Australian Open
Fifth seed Kevin Anderson cruised through the opening set against Frances Tiafoe but lost his way thereafter, allowing the American youngster to seal a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 upset victory.
Anderson looked stunned as Tiafoe found a way back into the match in the second set.
From there he continued to bombard the South African and eventually took the match with great comfort.
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Frances Tiafoe made it through to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time
Tiafoe pumps his right bicep after his historic win over South African Kevin Anderson
Two-time Grand Slam finalist Anderson let a sizable lead slip away amid problems with his serving arm.
The No. 5-seeded Anderson was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year and the U.S. Open in 2017 and had won all three previous matchups against the 39th-ranked Tiafoe.
But after trailing by a set and 3-0 in the second, Tiafoe turned this match around to get to the third round at a major for the second time.
Anderson received repeated visits from a trainer for his bothersome right arm.
Fifth seed Anderson waves goodbye to the supporters on Wednesday afternoon in Melbourne