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Kevin Anderson (SA)

TankingTheSet
07-08-2007, 04:33 AM
This guy from South Africa looks well on his way to making an impression in professional tennis. He is 21 years old (18/05/1986) and did well in the US college circuit earlier this year (2007). In the month of June he won a strong futures tournament and reached the final in another. Today he is in the final of Winnetka Challenger after coming through qualifying and probably has a good chance to win this event.

He is tall (1.95) and slim but I don't know much about how he plays. But his form profile and improvement looks very promising. Currently ranked 419 he will get into the 200's next week and should get into the top-200 this year, maybe even better.

Chris-swede
07-08-2007, 09:34 PM
Great player from Illinois College! Impressing!!! I think he has still one year on colleges left??? Or not?

Grinder
07-09-2007, 09:06 PM
Kevin has a huge game, he should definitely crack the top 100. He's got a screaming forehand, huge serve, but his movement and backhand are suspect. I think he might have been playing through an injury a few months ago. He's also taller than 1.95m by the way, he's 6'7" which is about 2m.

TankingTheSet
09-16-2007, 01:36 AM
Another big result for him this week getting to the singles and doubles final in New Orleans both from qualifying!

Caio_Brasil
09-16-2007, 01:41 AM
:worship:

Smoke944
03-04-2008, 01:08 AM
Kevin is doing great :worship:
Besides being at a career high 175 in the world, he won three matches to qualify for Las Vegas. This included being Mischa Zverev, who is ranked 76 in the world. Keep it up Kevin :D

Spes
03-04-2008, 01:19 AM
Las Vegas Q: Kevin Anderson d. [1] Mischa Zverev 6-4 7-6(3)

Kevin! :banana:

He is the hitting partner of WTA Tour player Patty Schnyder, who is my favorite player. Naturally, I am drawn to him. :lol: Seems like he is making a name for himself on the ATP Tour now, hope he wins some matches in the main draw. Good luck Kevin!

By the way, the abbreviation for South Africa is RSA, not SA. :p

Spes
03-05-2008, 12:09 AM
He is actually not Patty's hitting partner, but her hitting partner is from South Africa and his last name is Anderson. But I will continue to follow Kevin since I have come to like him while thinking he is someone he isn't. :lol:

Las Vegas 1R: [Q] Kevin Anderson def. [6] Michael Llodra 6-2 7-6(2)

Wow, Kevin! :banana:

Didn't expect that at all. Great result for him. John Isner in the second round.

Ivanatis
03-05-2008, 12:09 AM
6-2 7-6 over Llodra

not bad :)

Spes
03-07-2008, 12:01 AM
Las Vegas 2R: [Q] Kevin Anderson d. John Isner 7-6(2) 7-5

:banana:

Huge week for him, and winning lots of tiebreakers too. :lol:

He plays Korolev in the next round, so I can't say good luck, but I hope the match is close at least.

Nathaliia
03-07-2008, 05:10 PM
You spotted him early, TTS :)

illinoisportsfan
03-07-2008, 08:12 PM
Las Vegas QF: [Q] Kevin Anderson d. Evgeny Korolev 6-2 6-0

He's really rolling now! Six in a row.

TankingTheSet
03-08-2008, 03:35 AM
You spotted him early, TTS :)

:lol: Yeah, but I didn't expect him to do so well this week :o, especially after almost losing to Nick Lindahl in qualifying :tape:

ae wowww
03-08-2008, 10:25 AM
A good chance for Kev to get into the DC tie in April now!

Ivanatis
03-08-2008, 08:57 PM
he's in the final :)

he will play either Canas or Querrey for the title

I would prefer Querrey as Kevin did well against Isner and Canas for sure has a lot more weapons to attack Kevin's serve

Garson007
03-10-2008, 01:25 AM
Better luck next time. :)

Spes
03-10-2008, 01:44 AM
Las Vegas F: Sam Querrey d. [Q] Kevin Anderson 4-6 6-3 6-4

:mad:

But still, a fantastic and unexpected week for Kevin. He definitely has a new fan in me.

Spes
03-24-2008, 04:42 PM
Miami Q1R: Kevin Anderson d. Kevin Kim 6-2 6-3

Nice and easy win. He should be well rested and ready to do some damage! :devil:

Ivanatis
03-25-2008, 12:30 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/mercedesbenz/default.asp :cool:

and he will play Levy (defeated topseed Darcis with ease) for the main draw spot

Spes
03-26-2008, 02:53 AM
Miami Q2R: [23] Kevin Anderson d. Harel Levy 6-3 7-5

:banana:

Do some damage in the MD, Kevin. He drew Calleri in the first round.

Spes
03-27-2008, 12:07 AM
Miami 1R: [Q] Kevin Anderson d. Agustin Calleri 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(4)

:worship: Monumental victory. Only a matter of time before he gets that ranking up into the Top 70 - 50 range, then we'll see if he has what it takes to enter the Top 50.

He has Djokovic in the second round, so I will have to root against him. Still a fantastic week for Kevin.

Garson007
03-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Miami Q2R: [23] Kevin Anderson d. Harel Levy 6-3 7-5

:banana:

Do some damage in the MD, Kevin. He drew Calleri in the first round.
Anderson vs. Djokovic, hehe. I guess you want neither to lose. :P (Edit, lol constructed this post while yours was posted)

In all honesty though, I myself am a Djokovic fan, and if he does somehow miraculously lose to Anderson I wouldn't like it, even though I like the idea of a breakthrough South African, because of my nationality... Luckily for me there is only one result coming from this, just hope Anderson can put up a fight.

Ivanatis
03-28-2008, 07:59 PM
1st set Anderson 7-6:eek:

anyone watching it? I'd really like to know if Anderson is that strong today or Nole just having a bad day?

Jozie
03-28-2008, 08:08 PM
Kevin, you are doing SA proud. Wish we could watch this live. Sadly only televising from tomorrow. Hope you beat Nole, so we can watch on Sunday.

TankingTheSet
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
:eek: I think in a few weeks time Kevin has catapulted himself to being a force on the ATP! :worship:

LeChuck
03-28-2008, 09:03 PM
I really wish that I was watching this. King Kev is doing brilliantly. Let's hope he can keep this up.

Labamba
04-02-2008, 03:14 PM
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=30&art_id=nw20080401183122318C889042

Anderson enjoying new status

At 6 foot 7 inches, a tad over two metres, new South African tennis sensation Kevin Anderson knows what it is like to walk tall.

But suddenly after beating world number three Novak Djokovic, right now the hottest property in world tennis, in the current Masters tournament in Miami, the 21 year-old Johannesburg-born giant has been elevated to a position where he has his head in the clouds.

"Yes it's a stimulating and pleasing feeling to mingle with the greats of the game in the locker room and actually have them greet you when before they were only names that you worshipped from a distance," said Anderson in a conference call from the United states on Tuesday.

Ranked 122nd in the ATP world ratings before the Miami tournament started - largely as a result of recently finishing runner-up in the Las Vegas Open and becoming the first South African in two years to reach an ATP final - Kevin's father, Mike Anderson, who has been a major influence in his son's career, has calculated his burgeoning son will move up to approximately 110 next week.

Not bad for the new South African number one, who was ranked 550th in the world little more than five months ago.

Anderson believes he gained the stunning victory against Djokovic by raising the level of his game to new heights - which has given him confidence he could hold his own with the best in the world on the tennis court.

He lost his next game in Miami against 32nd Russian Igor Andreev by a whisker in a tense three-set battle and says his new-found status made it "a little difficult" to concentrate and repeat the level he had reached against Djokovic.

"But it was a good game," he says, "and part of a learning curve for me.

I've got no complaints with the way I played."

He believes his tennis has improved immeasurably under the guidance of Illinois University coach Brad Dancer, while Anderson spent three years on a scholarship.

"Areas I've looked at improving," added Anderson , "are playining closer to the baseline - instead of further back - and progressing more often to the net as a variation to what is basically a groundstroke game."

Because of his height, serving not unexpectedly is a forte of Anderson's play, but unlike many of those who are as tall and taller, he generally plays from the back of the court.

He is looking forward to next week's Davis Cup tie against Finland in Finland, with Anderson's meteoric emegence providing South Africa with fresh stimulus for what is expected to be a difficult tie - with the Finnish side including the 26th ranked Jarkko Nieminen.

And afterwards, he has mapped out a programme as busy as that of any player, including Challenger events as well as other clay court tournaments on the main ATP circuit - culminating in appearances in the three grand slam events of the year after the fairytale all began when he qualified for the Australian Open main draw in January.

"I'm still in a position where I might have to qualify for some of these tournaments," he says, "but I have no points to drop from last year and there is a good chance my ranking can improve further."

He left St Stithians School in Johannesburg, where he was also an above-average cricket and soccer player, to finish his matric via private studies so that he could concentrate on a tennis career.

ae wowww
04-08-2008, 09:20 AM
Good luck in DC Kevin, an excellent opportunity for SA!

ae wowww
04-10-2008, 09:17 PM
http://www.satennis.co.za/images/getimage.aspx?id=b412e078-1a78-4502-95b9-f2a8718bd5eb

Ivanatis
04-28-2008, 11:28 AM
Kev failed to send Dima back to blogging land, lost in straight sets in MC round 1 :(

Garson007
05-12-2008, 08:57 PM
Good job on your arrival into the top 100! Now beat Bohli tomorrow and stay there! :D

Ivanatis
05-13-2008, 11:17 AM
he retired trailing 36 03 in 1st round of Challenger Bordeaux

hopefully nothing serious

Ivanatis
09-03-2009, 08:24 AM
far away from New York he made his way into Como 2nd round, good luck Kevin :)

he lost :(

Ivanatis
09-17-2009, 07:34 PM
quarterfinal in Todi challenger after wins over Dimitrov and Burzi

Belgian qualifier Goffin next

Ivanatis
10-26-2009, 06:41 PM
he succeeded in Lyon qualification:yeah:

Ivanatis
01-14-2010, 05:10 PM
one more win for Oz main draw, do it Kev

Ivanatis
01-16-2010, 04:24 PM
he qualified, but got Murray in round 1:(

Ivanatis
01-29-2010, 05:30 PM
cmon Kev, win Honululu

Ivanatis
02-01-2010, 01:32 AM
he did, although doubles only:p

next week he'll play Bobby Reynolds in Dallas
but why the hell isn't he in Johannesburg:confused:

Ivanatis
02-03-2010, 07:21 AM
K. Anderson 6 5 6
B. Reynolds 3 7 7

:(nonetheless good to see Bobby in better shape again

Ivanatis
02-13-2010, 11:24 PM
Memphis quali

J. Witten 2 3
K. Anderson 6 6

keep it up Kev

Ivanatis
02-15-2010, 01:10 AM
won a tough 3setter over Young and he's in the main draw:woohoo:

Ivanatis
02-15-2010, 09:22 PM
5-7 6-4 4-6 against Steps, he had a real chance here

Ivanatis
02-23-2010, 08:12 PM
qualified for Delray, but lost his 1st round match to Leo Mayer:(

tennis2018
03-03-2010, 10:54 AM
Kevin looked real good in Delray & his dedication 2 fitness is impressive...1 of the hardest workers during qualies!!...hope he comes back next year

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=209358&stc=1&d=1267613641

Ivanatis
04-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Kev won Baton Rouge Challenger.:yeah:

Nathaliia
04-19-2010, 12:38 PM
Funny tournament by Kev. I think he was dominant only against Soeda. Good he won this :lol:

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 03:49 AM
Kevin took a couple of weeks off after Baton Rouge with some knee tendonitis. He came back this week in Munich and won his first round match vs. Zverev when he retired with a rib injury, and lost a close match to Almagro 2-6 7-5 6-7 (5). He's now back in the top 100 at #88, and has a 4-7 ATP match record this season.

He is playing Madrid qualifying, here is his section:

(7) ANDERSON, Kevin RSA v (WC) CAJIGAL, Alvaro ESP
BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA v (11) NAVARRO, Ivan ESP

Very winnable section, hopefully he gets the job done, good luck Kevin!

Ivanatis
05-08-2010, 07:03 AM
such a close loss to Almugro:(

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:18 PM
such a close loss to Almugro:(

Yes, but a good sign he almost won that match on a slow clay court. So I have higher hopes for his RG than previous.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Kevin won 6-1 6-0 and is into the final round of qualifying.

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 02:42 AM
Kevin is playing Navarro in the final round of qualifying. Good luck to him!

Ad Wim
05-09-2010, 02:18 PM
And he won, very nice! He is good form on clay!

Garson007
05-09-2010, 02:46 PM
Too bad he'll drop out of the top 100 again next week. :mad:

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 03:41 PM
His ranking should be right around the 100 mark on Monday, but with his win in Munich and qualifying here at Madrid, he should be back comfortably in the top 100 in two weeks time!

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Anderson def. Navarro 6-3 6-4 for a place in the MD of Madrid!

There are some decent spots for a win in the draw as well, hopefully he gets a kind draw and continues on his good form!

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 04:42 AM
Kevin drew Melzer in R1 and will play today as the second match on the third stadium court. Jurgen is a very tough draw when he's on but he's inconsistent and didn't play this past week, so possibly Kevin could catch him rusty and can pull off a surprise win.

Good luck Kev!

Garson007
05-10-2010, 04:12 PM
He's been losing in a lot of close matches against top 50 opponents this year. :yeah: Just need to actually take those break opportunities and he'll get into main draws regularly.

Filo V.
05-11-2010, 01:27 AM
Kevin lost 2-6 6-2 4-6 to Melzer. He didn't play too badly, served pretty decently, played aggressively, but he made too many mistakes and his movement on clay isn't quite up to standard, which Jurgen took advantage of many times. He was down 2-5 and won 2 two straight games in the third set and had a chance at 15-30 to get both breaks back but it wasn't to be.

He had a good tournament as a whole by qualifying and giving a good account of himself vs. a top 30 player. He won 35 ranking points by qualifying for the draw this week, so that will help solidify his place in the top 100, where he is currently ranked #97.

He's far down the alternates list in Nice and is likely to enter RG directly as the 4th alternate, so I guess the French will be the next time we see him.

Garson007
05-15-2010, 11:52 AM
He has decided to play Nice qualifiers, good choice as he gets direct acceptance into RG.

Ivanatis
07-23-2010, 05:26 PM
good start into the US HC season for the lanky South African :)

ImmzB
07-23-2010, 06:02 PM
K.Anderson takes the 1st 6-3 against L.Lacko.

ImmzB
07-23-2010, 06:03 PM
Live Stream: http://www.atdhe.net/20955/watch-atp-atalanta

ImmzB
07-23-2010, 09:19 PM
K.Anderson is through to the SF in Atlanta after beating L.Lacko 6-3 6-4.

big_j_tennis
07-24-2010, 09:13 PM
he just lost to john isner in 3 sets.
excellent tournament for kevin...

ImmzB
07-24-2010, 09:19 PM
K.Anderson got a SE for Los Angeles, where he will play I.Marchenko, if he wins that he will play 2nd Seed, Sam Querrey in the 2nd round.

Ivanatis
07-28-2010, 09:28 PM
d. Marchenko 3 and 2 and will face Querrey tonight

Ivanatis
08-01-2010, 07:05 PM
Querrey made the final, so Kev would have had a good chance for a deep run without his choking in the 2nd round match.:o

and Kev lost Washington quali final round against young Japanese Kei Nishikori, but he could possibly get in as LL

Ivanatis
08-08-2010, 10:00 AM
Anderson defeats Ivo Klec 3 and 3 in Toronto quali :)
final opponent Tim Smyczek, not too easy, guy took out Golubev last round, but I still think Kevin should get through

GasquetGulbis
08-09-2010, 01:13 AM
Hey guys, so I'm not a normal poster here, but today at the Roger's cup, I was watching his qualifying match and was really impressed. I've got some photos I'll put up eventually. Basically I became a fan of his because during the match there was only 3 people in the stands, me, and his two coachs. So we got to talking, and I hung around after, to watch his practice too, because that's just how his schedule worked out.

He was hitting good, so I'm saying that he's going to give Sam Querrey a run for his money in the 2nd round.

Ivanatis
08-09-2010, 10:03 AM
Hey guys, so I'm not a normal poster here, but today at the Roger's cup, I was watching his qualifying match and was really impressed. I've got some photos I'll put up eventually. Basically I became a fan of his because during the match there was only 3 people in the stands, me, and his two coachs. So we got to talking, and I hung around after, to watch his practice too, because that's just how his schedule worked out.

He was hitting good, so I'm saying that he's going to give Sam Querrey a run for his money in the 2nd round.

sure put them up :) hope you're right with the Querrey prediction

Kev will play his 1st round match against Gaucho Leo Mayer today.

Ivanatis
08-10-2010, 11:45 AM
straight set victory:yeah:

GasquetGulbis
08-12-2010, 01:54 AM
Here's the pictures I promised... unfortunately the video I took of his practice session didn't turn out too good.

The one pic is Anderson with his two coachs after the match, I got to sit with them during his qualification match against Smyczek, it was really fun to here what they had to say. They were commenting on his forehand return of serve, so immediately after the match, that's what they began working on. Then they did some reflex work, using a ball that wasn't completely spherical, it was actually 6 different balls that seemed to be conjoined in the centre, so when they threw it for him to chase it could bounce randomly.

GasquetGulbis
08-12-2010, 01:56 AM
O and congratulations on beating Querrey, I knew it would happen, Anderson was hitting so well, now beating Nadal/Wawrinka is a different thing...

Ivanatis
09-03-2010, 04:47 AM
BUMP!

Mr. Anderson delivering:D good luck vs. Richie

Certinfy
09-03-2010, 03:37 PM
What a great draw this is :yeah: Devvarman, Bellucci and now Gasquet.

He should beat Gasquet quite comfortably as well :D Come on Kevin!

Ad Wim
09-16-2010, 01:57 PM
I heard in the DC-section that he is injured. Also pulled out of the challenger next week :sad:

Garson007
10-22-2010, 10:04 PM
Anyone know why he's suddenly taking the rest of the year off (at least as far as the ATP tour is concerned)?

Ad Wim
10-23-2010, 09:08 AM
How do you know he's taking the rest of the year off? He plans to play Basel qualis after a week off.

BTW, he's in the final of Seoul, hope he wins it. Would be 125 very welcome points.

Garson007
10-23-2010, 10:17 AM
How do you know he's taking the rest of the year off? He plans to play Basel qualis after a week off.
He withdrew from all entry lists, including qualification.

Ad Wim
10-23-2010, 12:02 PM
Source? It's not on tennisteen...

Garson007
10-23-2010, 02:02 PM
Source? It's not on tennisteen...
The entry lists posted on this forum? smucav's entry-lists are generally 100% correct.

Ad Wim
10-24-2010, 09:31 AM
That's true, but I still can't find much about it.

Maybe he is going to undertake the operation on his foot he talked about earlier. To be ready for the next season. If so, wise decision.

Too bad he lost the final to Lu today.

Garson007
01-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Seems to have started the year in good form.

Garson007
02-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Top 50 for the first time. Should be able to easily stick around as the next two tournaments he's playing, he's not defending anything.

Ad Wim
02-18-2011, 10:03 AM
Tough loss in Memphis, could have picked up 90 points or more there. But he will be well rested for Delray, hope he does well there. Probably a lot of contenders there who are tired from Memphis and San Jose.

ad-out
02-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Hi. I had a chance to do a super quick interview with Kevin in Memphis and I though you guys might like to see it. :wavey:

Tennis Idol: “Pete Sampras. He was such an inspiration and I loved watching him play. In fact I was lucky enough in 2008 to be invited to have lunch with him at his house in Beverly Hills. It was a great feeling for me.”

Favorite Music/Songs on Ipod: “Rap, Eminem, Classic 80s and even a little 70s (Abba!)”

Nicknames: “Kev Dog and Kevo”

Sports Outside of Tennis: “Since I played college tennis at Illinois I became an (American) football fan when I was in school there. Also I am a big Chicago Bears fan and try to catch their games when I am traveling and during the off season.”

Dream Doubles Partner: “Well I guess maybe someone who plays a similar style of tennis to me. A big hitter. Actually, though, maybe I would just want to play with Federer.”

How About Mixed Doubles: “Hmmm I don’t want to just give the expected answer here. Maybe I shouldn’t answer this one.”

Special Pre-Match Rituals: “None really. Sometimes I listen to music or just try to stay relaxed and positive.”

Friends on Tour: “Well I am close to all the South African guys even though I don’t get to see them as much now. Also Ryler DeHeart, who I played with at Illinois, Michael Russell and Somdev Devvarman. I like all the Americans really but it’s tough to have very close friends on the tour because they are all your competitors at the end of the day.”

Kevin comes from a close family and his parents were inspirational in helping him get where he is today. His fiancee from Chicago is a great support as well. Younger brother Gregory also plays tennis at Morehead State University in Kentucky. He has reached a career high singles ranking of 40 after winning his first ATP title in Johannesburg this year. Follow him on twitter at @ Kevinanderson18.

http://tennis-prose.com/articles/biofile-with-kevin-anderson/

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3978/kevinve.jpg

Jovard
03-05-2012, 09:33 PM
This is Kevin's cheering thread!? Guy is in top 30 and last post is more than a year ago :sobbing:

Filo V.
04-04-2012, 01:25 AM
Given the lack of posts the past year on Kevin, he's definitely deserving of a full rundown of how he's gotten to the point he's at today in his career. 2011 was a breakout season for Kevin at the ATP tour with a 42-27 record and his first career title in his home country tournament in Johannesburg. Kevin made his first career QF in a Masters 1000 event in Miami, defeating Davydenko and Isner along the way. He also advanced to two SFs in Brisbane and Vienna, and five other QF appearances outside of Miami, as well as defeated Murray in the second round of Montreal. He finished 2011 a career-high #32 in the ranking.

He has started 2012 maintaining the same consistency he had during 2011, with an 11-6 record and earning his second career title in Delray Beach, beating Roddick and Isner in back-to-back rounds before defeating Matosevic in the finals. He has also made the QF of San Jose and R3 of the Australian Open. Kevin reached a career-high #28 a few weeks ago and is currently ranked #33 in the rankings.

Kevin has been a very consistent player the last few years and it's only a matter of time before he make a big run on a big stage. In the meantime, as long as injuries or a loss of confidence don't get in the way, Kevin looks very capable of maintaining his very consistent results and becoming a mainstay in the top 30/35 of the rankings. Kevin received a WC into Houston next week, and that will be his next event as the tour heads to clay. Kevin went 5-6 on clay last season so he'll be looking to improve that number in 2012. GL to Kevin in Texas!

Filo V.
04-04-2012, 01:31 AM
There has been some controversy regarding Kevin's decision to apply for a US green card and withdraw from the South African Davis Cup squad. Read from the man himself as to why he made the decision:

Anderson says why he cannot play Davis Cup
South African tennis player busy applying for a green card and cannot leave the US

http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=168768

DURBAN — South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has defended his decision to withdraw from the Davis Cup team for this weekend’s match against Slovenia and doubt remains as to whether he will represent the country in future ties.

Anderson, who is based in the US, is in the process of applying for an American green card and this means he cannot leave the country while the application is being processed.

SA suffered further blows with the withdrawal of world No124 Rik de Voest and ladies star Chanelle Scheepers for the Fed Cup, the women’s corresponding tournament.

SA’s bid for a place in the Davis Cup World Group for the first time since 1998 is at risk of falling at the first hurdle, unless the young and inexperienced squad can upset the Slovenians in Soweto. Also, none of SA’s top tennis players will be eligible to represent the country at the London Olympic Games in July.

International Tennis Federation rules stipulate that only players who have made themselves available for Davis Cup or Fed Cup action in two of the past four years will be eligible to compete in the games.

Anderson, who married an American last year, told Business Day that the green card would enable him to travel in and out of the US easier than with other visas.

"The main reason I withdrew from the Davis Cup is that I am in the process of applying for a green card, which takes three to four months," Anderson said. "During this time you are not allowed to leave the US.

"After three years I am eligible for citizenship, and I will most likely apply for dual citizenship. In order to play Davis Cup for another country you need to be a permanent citizen, not be a resident — which is what the green card offers."

Anderson rose to a career best world No28 ranking after winning the Delray Beach title in February — knocking out top Americans Andy Roddick and John Isner — for his second ATP career title.

"Every decision I have made thus far has been what is best for my career, on and off the court," he said. "I believe this has helped me get to where I am now and will help me get to where I want to get.

"Moving forward, I will have the same feelings, where if I can play Davis Cup I will, as long as it doesn't affect my schedule and is financially viable. I fully understand and support Chani’s (Chanelle Scheepers’s) position and decisions she has had to make along the way.

"Tennis is a tough sport, played far away from the home soil of SA …. We are forced to base ourselves in other countries. We unfortunately do not have the backing and support from Tennis SA and so therefore need to make decisions based on what is best for our careers."

While the Johannesburg-born star has consistently risen to prominence on the world tennis circuit over the past year, the game in SA has steadily suffered setbacks.

Last year, the South African Open was scrapped from the ATP tour calendar to ease the playing schedule and this year’s Sowetan Open was cancelled after the City of Johannesburg pulled its funding.

Tennis SA president Bongani Zondi said the organisation’s focus would be on developing more young and capable players who can carry the national flag in the absence of prominent stars.

He also dismissed Anderson’s claims that the organisation had failed to provide the necessary support to tennis players, adding that Tennis SA had always contributed to players’ expenses "even if the financial support was not 100%".

"I have told the (Tennis SA) board that we need to produce more players," Zondi said.

"We must have a pool of more than 10 players that play at the highest level, so that we don’t have headaches when we have situations such as the one we are facing.

"That is why we have even brought in young players for this weekend’s tie.

"We want to develop those players, even if we lose the tie; the bigger picture is that they will have gained valuable experience."

SapELee
08-19-2012, 08:18 PM
Picture from yesterday's practice.

Dead Net Cord
05-26-2013, 10:14 PM
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AfricanTennisNow
02-23-2014, 05:35 PM
Kevin through to the finals at Delray Beach today. Let's see how he does against the very hot Marin Cilic.

tennis2018
02-23-2014, 07:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMzfveZKUrQ

AfricanTennisNow
02-24-2014, 12:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMzfveZKUrQ

Thx for sharing.

alexito
04-17-2014, 10:53 PM
my photos gallery atp miami sonyopen 2014 match 1R kevin anderson

http://www.imagebam.com/gallery/syjs2zv871sphvi3z1yf8ri02pldfty8