Kevin Anderson and Neville Godwin part ways


Pretoria, South Africa – South African tennis ace, Kevin Anderson announced Tuesday night that he would be parting ways with his coach Neville Godwin.
Godwin, a former ATP professional player and Davis Cup player hails from Johannesburg, South Africa and has been coaching Anderson for the past four years.
During this period, Anderson rose to a world high ranking of 10 in 2015 and won the ATP Winston-Salem title (one of three career singles titles) in the USA in the same year. Anderson, under Godwin’s wing, reached five ATP finals.
Anderson also reached his career best finish in a Grand Slam when he was a losing finalist at this year’s US Open. Also, under Godwin, Anderson reached the quarterfinals of the US Open (2015) and seven fourth round Grand Slam berths being the Australian Open (2014/2015), French Open (2014/2017), Wimbledon (2014/2017), and US Open (2015).
Anderson said, “After 4 years, coach Neville Godwin and I have decided to part ways. We remain great friends and it was simply a case of both of us looking for fresh challenges. We have hit great heights together, such as a top 10 ranking and a Grand Slam final, and I will be forever grateful. I wish Neville the best of luck and hope he wins ATP coach of the year as it would be much deserved.”
Neville Godwin has been nominated alongside Ivan Ljubicic (Roger Federer), Martin Laurendeau (Denis Shapovalov), Toni Nadal & Carlos Moya (Rafael Nadal) and Alexander Zverev Sr. (Alexander Zverev & Mischa Zverev) for the 2017 ATP coach of the year award.