Despite talking about a two-time Grand Slam finalist, Kevin Anderson has always been underestimated by both the public and the insiders. The 34-years-old South African player has recovered from several serious injuries that have affected his career but despite this he is convinced that his possibilities have remained intact within the Tour.
In career Anderson won 5 titles (Johannesburg 2011, Delray Beach 2012, Winston-Salem 2015, New York and Vienna 2018 and Pune 2019. He made finals at the US Open 2017 and at Wimbledon 2018, losing to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic respectively.
Many wonder the reason for the lack of consideration for Anderson, some speak of a game that is anything but exciting while others remember his lack of charisma. What is to be appreciated, however, is his innate love for the world of tennis, a situation that makes him motivated even in a particular situation like this, in view of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and the US Open 2020.
Kevin Anderson's words and goals
Through the ATP website, the expert tennis player has shown himself to be very ambitious and also talked about what he expects from the world of tennis at the restart. Here are his words at the second half: "I am very excited to play again, I feel very fresh mentally.
During the Lockdown I really enjoyed being with my family, in the last few weeks I have mainly thought about training and I have remained in good physical shape. For me it is essential to stay in good physical shape, fortunately the injuries have decreased and I can think of working hard for my career."
Regarding the possibility of winning tournaments Anderson said: "All decisions regarding the schedule and organization of my work are based on how long my body can resist. When you get to my age you have to be very disciplined to continue on the circuit.
I don't think I'll feel alone then because I'll have my coach and my physiotherapist with me. I have many hobbies that will distract me at the hotel, I will play the guitar, read books and watch series on Netflix.
Since we will be alone for a long time, we will have to be mentally prepared. Playing without the crowd will be different and I think it can negatively affect many tennis players and encourage several tennis surprises."