After a 2019 characterized by injuries, Kevin Anderson is ready to return competitive this year. The South African looked in good shape during the first ATP Cup, also putting former World number 1 Novak Djokovic in difficulty in the spectacular 'tie' between Serbia and South Africa.
The 2018 Wimbledon finalist could represent a major threat to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. “My biggest ambition is to get back to top-10,” the current world No 147 said. “My best ranking is top-five, so I would like to get back there.
But the two biggest goals is I want to win a Masters series. I feel like that’s something that I’m definitely a good enough tennis player to do that. I’ve put myself in good positions but haven’t quite taken that step.
And then, obviously a Grand Slam. I’ve been in two finals. That’s the ultimate goal for me. It’s one that I really feel like I have a good chance of doing it. Obviously, there’s a lot of work. There’s guys who want it as well and it’s not an easy task.
But those are the goals I set for myself and those are the ones I’ve been trying to achieve”. In his career, Anderson has won six tournaments on the ATP circuit; he also reached the final at the US Open 2017 and at the Wimbledon Championships in 2018, his best results in the Slam tournaments. His best place in the ATP singles ranking is 5th place on July 16th, 2018.