Kevin Anderson to meet Tsonga in round 3 at US Open

Kevin Anderson advanced with a straight sets victory over Vasek Pospisil, while Tsonga took four sets to down James Duckworth in the second round.

Anderson and ninth seed Tsonga have only met twice before, with the flamboyant Frenchman winning on both occasions.

The last time was also on a hard court in the quarterfinal of the Shanghai Masters last year, when Tsonga won 7-6 5-7 6-4.

The winner is likely to meet seventh seed Croatian Marin Cilic.