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Anderson advances in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Anderson won his quarterfinal matchup Thursday at the Heineken Open, a final tune-up for the Australian Open.

The fourth-seeded South African defeated No. 8 Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) on the hardcourts at ASB Tennis Centre.

Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely, who knocked out second-seeded Ernests Gulbis on Wednesday, downed American Donald Young 6-2, 6-3.

Adrian Mannarino topped Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-1 and lucky loser Lucas Pouille beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 6-2.

This year's champion will earn $84,500.