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KEVIN
ANDERSON

RANKING
#8
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AGE:
32
BIRTH:
18 May 1986
NATION:
South Africa
POINTS:
3635

2003 - Kevin made a professional debut at South and Central Africa Satellites at the age of 17

2004 - Botswana F1 Futures title and 12 Futures wins in total to finish the season in the Top 700

2005 - Five Futures tournaments in the USA with seven wins, Challenger debut in Champaign

2006 - Kevin continued with his Collegiate career and he played seven Futures events, reaching two finals. Quarter-final run at Champaign Challenger at his University of Illinois

2007 - His first title of the season came at USA F13 Futures before reaching the final of Winnetka Challenger. Kevin made an ATP debut as a qualifier in New Haven and his first Challenger crown came in September in New Orleans to finish the season just outside the Top 200

2008 - A breakthrough season with 13 ATP wins and the place in the Top 100 in June. Anderson qualified for the Australian Open and he advanced into the final of Las Vegas also as a qualifier, losing to Sam Querrey in three sets. In Miami, Kevin stunned world number 3 Novak Djokovic and he played in the final of Surbiton Challenger on the grass in June. Champaign was his lucky ground once again in November, winning the title to end the season just outside the Top 100

2009 - It was a mediocre season for the South African, claiming the title in San Remo Challenger and losing in the finals of Granby and Binghamton to find himself outside the Top 150 at the end of the year

2010 - Kevin finished inside the Top 70 for the first time in his career after 14 ATP wins, reaching the semi-final in Atlanta. He conquered Baton Rouge Challenger and played in the final of Seoul in his final tournament of the season. In addition, he reached the last 16 as a qualifier in Toronto, losing to Nadal in straight sets

2011 - In his best season on the Tour up to that point, Anderson clinched 42 ATP wins and his maiden crown at home in Johannesburg. Novak Djokovic toppled him in the quarter-final of Miami and he advanced into the quarter-final of Beijing and Stockholm and the semi-final in Vienna to end the season ranked 32nd

2012 - It was another solid season for the South African and 30 ATP wins kept him inside the Top 40. His second ATP crown came in March at Delray Beach, defeating Andy Roddick and John Isner, reaching the quarter-final at Queen's and in Washington

2013 - Kevin raised his level to notch 37 wins and finish inside the Top 20 for the first time. He played in the final of Sydney and the fourth round of the Australian Open, with a quarter-final loss at Indian Wells to Berdych. Tommy Robredo stopped him in the final of Casablanca on clay and he performed well at Roland Garros as well, advancing into the last 16. In a very close final of Atlanta, John Isner prevailed over Anderson in three tie breaks and the last decent result for the South African was the quarter-final of Washington, losing nine of the last 12 matches he played

2014 - In a similar season, Kevin grabbed 38 ATP wins for a personal best 16th place at the end of the season. Tomas Berdych toppled him in the fourth round of the Australian Open before dropping the finals at Delray Beach and Acapulco to Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov in three close sets. Roger Federer prevailed in the quarter-final of Indian Wells before another good result at the Roland Garros, followed by the last 16 appearance at Wimbledon as well. By the end of the season, Kevin played in the quarter-final of Washington, Toronto, Valencia and Paris

2015 - Kevin made another step forward in 2015, winning 46 matches and claiming the title at Winston-Salem, cracking the Top 10 for the first time in his career. He played well in Auckland, Melbourne and Memphis where he lost in the final to Kei Nishikori, losing again to the Japanese in the semis of Acapulco. Andy Murray overpowered him in the final of Queen's and he squandered two sets to love lead against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, missing a chance to play in the quarter-final. After that title at Winston-Salem, Kevin defeated Thiem and Murray at the US Open for the place in the last eight where he got beaten by Stan Wawrinka. In the season finale, Kevin suffered a tough loss against Rafael Nadal in Paris and he finished 12th, hitting more than 1000 aces during the season

2016 - Various injuries had kept him off the court and he barely finished in the Top 70 after just 17 wins. He lost in all six quarter-finals he entered and the best result came in Toronto where Wawrinka defeated him in the battle for the last four

2017 - Kevin bounced back in style to regain his position in the Top 20 at the end of the season after 32 wins. He needed some time to find the form after missing the first month and a half, reaching the semi-final of Estoril and the quarter-final of Geneva. He played in the last 16 at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, with a final run in Washington, losing to Alexander Zverev in the title match. The German beat him in the quarter-final of Montreal as well before Kevin produced his best tennis in New York, advancing to his maiden Grand Slam final before losing to Rafael Nadal in straight sets

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