Kevin Anderson is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa. He was a former World No.5, a ranking he reached on July 16, 2018. He has appeared in the finals of Wimbledon 2018 and the US Open 2017 as a singles player. As a doubles player, his best finish was in the quarterfinals of 2008 Wimbledon.
Kevin Michael Anderson was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 18, 1986. He continues to reside in Johannesburg and he also has a home in the United States, in Florida. He stands 203 cm tall and the ATP last listed his weight at 94 kg. The played right-handed and he had a two-handed backhand.
While he was active, he was coached by Diego Moyano and Jay Bosworth. Throughout his career, he earned $17,728,382 in prize money. As of July 2022, this makes him the 33rd all-time leader in earnings.
Anderson turned pro in 2007 and he made his Grand Slam debut in 2008, making it to the first rounds of the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He also appeared in the French Open and the US Open that year but he did not make it past the qualifiers.
2013 was the first year where he made it past the first round of all the Grand Slams. His best finishes that year were the fourth rounds of the Aussie Open and Roland Garros.
His best finishes in the Grand Slams overall were his two runner-up finishes. In 2017, he made it to the finals of the US Open but lost to Rafael Nadal. In 2018, he again made it to the finals but lost to Novak Djokovic. His final grand slam appearance came in 2022 when he appeared in the first round of the Aussie Open.
In May 2022, Anderson announced his retirement from the sport. He closed his career ranked No.107. His last match was at the Miami Open 2022.
- Highest Singles Ranking: 5 (July 16,2018)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - 4R (2013, 2014,2015)
- French Open - 4R (2013, 2014, 2017,2018)
- Wimbledon - F (2018)
- US Open - F (2017)
Other Singles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - SF (2018)
- Olympic Games - 2R (2008)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 58(November 17, 2014)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 3R (2013)
- Wimbledon - QF (2008)
- US Open - 2R (2010)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Olympic Games - 1R (2008)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Wimbledon - 1R (2012)
- Davis Cup - PO (2011)
- Hopman Cup - RR (2013)