South African fourth seed and Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson swept past fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 to reach a Masters semi-final for just the second time in Toronto on Friday.
The game was a rematch of their 2014 quarter-final duel in Canada, when the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov claimed one of his six wins against Anderson.
“It definitely was a great match today. I felt I played really well right from the beginning”
“Right from the first point till the last, I felt I was in a really good frame of mind, playing the kind of tennis that I knew I wanted to be playing and needed to be playing.
“Getting off the court pretty comfortably definitely is a really good feeling.”
The Wimbledon finalist from South Africa hadn’t defeated Grigor Dimitrov for 6 years, but he was in command throughout on Friday to reach his second career Masters 1000 semi-final.
Kevin Anderson will play against the winner of the quarter-final between Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.