South-African Kevin Anderson is motivated to keep working hard after reaching his new career-high ranking on this week's updated ATP rankings list. Anderson, who will be turning 32 years old this week, is ranked at No.
7 in the world for the first time in his career. The 31-year-old achieved his previous career-high of No. 8 at the end of February. The South-African was ranked at No. 8 for nearly three consecutive months. Anderson reached his maiden Masters 1000 semi-final last week at the Madrid Masters.
The South-African was defeated by eventual runner-up Dominic Thiem in the semi-final. "A new career-high ranking today! (I'm) going to keep working hard for more," Anderson wrote on Twitter. Anderson now has a great chance to add more points to his name at this week's Rome Masters.
No. 7 seed Anderson, who lost in the Rome first round last year, is now due to kick off his campaign from round two as he has a bye first round. The South-African will be meeting Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his Rome opener -- who beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in the first round.