LOS ANGELES -- Defending champion Sam Querrey needed three sets to beat South African Kevin Anderson in the second round of the $700,000 Farmers Classic tennis event.
Querrey, the second seed, outlasted Anderson, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-0 in over two hours on the hardcourts at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The American bested Aussie Carsten Ball in last year's LA finale.
A three-time winner on the ATP World Tour this season, Querrey will next face German Rainer Schuettler, who got past American Robby Ginepri, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Third-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis outlasted American Ryan Sweeting, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Baghdatis will next do battle with sixth-seeded Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, who took down Somdev Devvarman of India, 7-6 (11-9), 6-2.
On Thursday, top-seeded Aussie Open runner-up Andy Murray will play his first match of the week, a second-rounder against little-known American Tim Smyczek.
This week's champion will collect $111,950.