Kevin Anderson continues upswing with Paulo Lorenzi upset

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Kevin Anderson won again on clay, beating seventh-seeded Paolo Lorenzi 7-5, 7-6 (1) on Monday in the first round of the Geneva Open.

Anderson had 11 aces, and the 34th-ranked Italian never broke his serve.

After reaching a career-best ranking of No. 10 in 2015, Anderson fell to No. 80 in January after a persistent run of injuries.

Victories in the past month over Richard Gasquet and David Ferrer lifted the 31-year-old South African to No. 62.

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