Great ATP Nitto World Tour finals for our South Africans

London, United Kingdom – Many a coach has had to console a player after a match with “You lost to someone better,” and that was the reality facing Kevin Anderson as he came off court after an emphatic 6-2 6-2 defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Nitto ATP Finals. Anderson has had a great year….

Kevin Anderson first-ever SA in ATP Finals Semis

London, United Kingdom- Kevin Anderson’s best-ever year just got better! Despite losing to Roger Federer, the South African is through to the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals, but in the doubles something had to give, and Raven Klaasen went out to a pair coached by the former South African doubles champion Jeff Coetzee. Anderson…

Debut win for Kevin at Nitto ATP Finals

After owning a 6-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head series advantage coming into this season, Kevin Anderson entered the Nitto ATP Finals with a 0-2 record in 2018 against Dominic Thiem. But, in his debut match at The O2, Anderson returned to winning ways against the Austrian, notching a 6-3, 7-6(10) victory to move to 1-0 in…

Kevin and Raven break new ground at ATP Finals

For a country supposedly never having rediscovered its golden age of tennis, South Africa is doing remarkably well at present, with two players competing at the Nitto ATP Finals in London this coming week. Raven Klaasen resumes his highly successful doubles partnership with the New Zealander Michael Venus, with whom he has won one title…

Kevin’s win in Vienna seals his place at ATP Finals

Kevin Anderson booked his place at the Nitto ATP Finals in London next month for the first time on Sunday, defeating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6(3) to win the biggest title of his career at the ATP Erste Bank Open 500 in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The South African, who improved to 44-16 this year, won…

Kevin nominated for ATP award

The nominations for the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards Presented by Moët & Chandon have been announced and this year Kevin has been nominated for the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: This award is made to the player who, throughout the year, has conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, and who competed…

Kevin inducted to Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

The University of Illinois celebrated its incredible legacy by inducting its second class to the the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday. Some of the greatest names in Fighting Illini history comprise the 21-person Class of 2018 and Kevin Anderson was one of them. He is the only tennis player amongst the 2018 Inaugural…

Kevin leads Team World at Laver Cup

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson leads Team World’s charge against a formidable Team Europe in this weekend’s Laver Cup exhibition event in Chicago. Anderson, the world No 9, is the highest-ranked member of Team World which also features Americans John Isner (world No 10), Jack Sock (No 17) and Frances Tiafoe (No 40), Argentina’s Diego Schwartzmann…

Kevin Anderson eases into US Open 3rd round

New York, USA – South African Kevin Anderson took another step towards a return to the US Open final, dispatching 46th-ranked Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, in one hour and 55 minutes on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Wednesday. “It was pretty hot out…

Kevin remains a tall threat at The US Open

Have you ever seen a player work on his fist-pumps on the practice court? That may sound like a comical concept to most of us, but it was serious business for Kevin Anderson last year. In 2017, at the ripe old tennis age of 31, the 6’8” South African decided to give his game a…

Djokovic too good for ‘tired’ Kevin

At the Wimbledon men’s final of 2018, tennis celebrated the return of a wonderful old friend. These last couple of years have featured an unfamiliar doppelganger bearing Djokovic’s name, with none of his old invincibility; but as of the semi-finals here, the awkward stranger is banished. It’s been a long, uncomfortable road, but the superstar…

Kevin wins epic semi-final at Wimbledon

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson emerged victorious from an epic Wimbledon semi-final encounter against American John Isner with a marathon 7-6 (6) 6-7 (5) 6-7 (9) 6-4 7-6 (24) win at the All England Club on Friday afternoon. In the process, the eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson became the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final…

Kevin powers his way into Wimbledon semi-final

Shortly before 2pm on Wednesday there was, by the stratospheric standards Roger Federer has set at Wimbledon, a shock. South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, world No.8 but rank outsider in this contest, broke The Fed’s serve. At the time this seemed a minor earthquake in the tennis world, but, as the afternoon wore on, it turned…

Anderson soars to career-best ranking

It might on the surface appear devoid of reason and logic. But top South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has reached a new world ranking milestone of seventh in the new ATP rankings – replacing Dominic Thiem despite being outplayed in a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2 defeat by the Austrian in the semi-finals of the Madrid…