KEVIN ANDERSON

2013 AEGON International, Kevin ANDERSON
Anderson, KevinAnderson, Kevin

 
Birthplace:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height
6’8″ (203 cm)
Weight
197 lbs (89 kg)
Plays
Right-handed
Turned Pro
2007
 
The South African started playing when he was six and spent the formative years of his tennis career in the USA. He played for the University of Illinois team and was crowned doubles champion of the NCAA.
 
In 2007 he was proclaimed champion in his first ever Challenger tournament in New Orleans, and in 2008 completed a good season by playing in his first ATP final in Las Vegas.

That year he made his debut appearance in a ATP Masters Series, getting to the third round in Miami, representing his country in the Davis Cup and also playing in the Beijing Olympics.

In 2010 he added a few more Challenger trophies to his collection and saw out the year by breaking into the ATP top-70 ranked players for the first time in his career.

The following year he won his first and only ATP title to date when he lifted the ATP World Tour 250 in his hometown of Johannesburg. In October of that same year he also climbed to his highest ever position in the rankings (no30).

At the beginning of 2012 he got as far as the third round of the Australian Open, equalling his best result in a Grand Slam (already getting to the same stage in the US Open in 2010 and 2011).

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