Kevin Anderson upsets Stan Wawrinka at Rogers Cup

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) hits a backhand against Kevin Anderson (RSA) on day four of the Rogers Cup...

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) hits a backhand against Kevin Anderson (RSA) on day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Rexall Centre on Aug 7, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Peter Llewellyn/USA TODAY Sports)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:43 PM ET

TORONTO - The Stanimal is extinct at the Rogers Cup.

South African Kevin Anderson whipped up a huge service game on his way to shocking third-seed and world No. 4 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, 7-6 (8), 7-5, in early third-round action Thursday.

"Beating one of the best guys in the world is a great feeling," said the 21st-ranked Anderson, who was registering 200 km/h on his serve.

"I thought I served really, really well. I couldn't be more happy on that front," he added.

The 28-year-old Anderson racked up 11 aces to his 29-year-old opponent's one, eventually breaking Wawrinka, this year's Australian Open winner, in the 24th game to go up 6-5 and serve out the match.

It marked the second consecutive win for Anderson over Wawrinka this season, having previously beaten him on the hard surface at Indians Wells.


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