first_img AP PuneJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 4, 2019 15:11 IST Kevin Anderson defeated Jaume Munar in straight sets in the quarter-finals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKevin Anderson beat Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Maharashtra OpenAnderson to meet Frenchman Gilles Simon in the semi-finalsThird-seeded Simon survived a scare before beating compatriot Benoit Paire 3-6, 7-6, 6-4Kevin Anderson advanced to the semi-finals of the Maharashtra Open by beating Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3. The top-seeded South African Kevin Anderson broke Jaume Munar four times to set up a meeting with Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat him in the 2018 final.”I thought I did a really good job creating opportunities and taking them, so definitely felt good out there,” Anderson said.”I’m happy with the way I’m playing and I have to come out and focus on what I do best and if I do that I’m going to give myself the best chance of getting through.”Third-seeded Simon survived a scare before beating compatriot Benoit Paire 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.Paire served for the match at 5-4 in the second set but Simon fought back to keep his title defense alive.Ivo Karlovic also advanced by defeating Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).The 39-year-old Karlovic will meet Steve Darcis, who beat fourth-seeded Malek Jaziri 7-5, 6-2.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Kevin AndersonFollow Jaume MunarFollow Gilles SimonFollow Maharashtra Open Kevin Anderson advances to the semi-finals of Maharashtra OpenKevin Anderson broke Jaume Munar four times to set up a semi-final meeting with Frenchman Gilles Simon.advertisement Nextlast_img read more