Kei Nishikori cruises into Erste Bank Open final


Kei Nishikori will face Kevin Anderson in the final of the Vienna Open after sealing a straight-sets win over Mikhail Kukushkin in the semifinals on Saturday.

Appearing in his fifth tour-level final of the season, Anderson captured his second trophy of the year after one hour and 55 minutes.

This year's beaten Wimbledon finalist saw off the Japanese fifth seed 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to join Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev in London next month.

Anderson fired 13 aces today and he delivered fury behind his first serve, winning 39 out of 43 points after landing it in and saving both break points he faced to mount the pressure on the other side of the net.

The 32-year-old is the first South African to reach the ATP Finals in 23 years and follows in the footsteps of compatriot Wayne Ferreira who achieved the feat in 1995.

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"You've been a world-class player year in and year out so best of luck for the rest of the year", he said.

Kevin Anderson with his winning trophy at the ATP Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna.

With a victory on Sunday, Anderson will qualify for the ATP Finals. Anderson will also be hungry for a title with only four ATP World Tour 250 championships to his name. "It has been a long time coming... any time you make a final, you want to put the history behind you and it was always going to be a tough match", Anderson said.

The second set offered a fine level of tennis on both sides, with just one break point for Kevin in the ninth game that Nishikori saved with a forehand down the line victor to stay on the positive side of the scoreboard. With Nishikori leading 5-4, Nishikori had two chances and converted the second set point.