South African, Grand Slam runner-up, Comeback: Everything you always wanted to know about Kevin Anderson (but never had time to find out) – updated with Newport return

Find out more about South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, the former world No 5 who is returning to the ATP Tour after retiring from the game last year

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How old is Kevin Anderson?

Kevin Anderson was born on May 18, 1986, making him 37 years old.

Is Kevin Anderson making a comeback to the ATP Tour?

Anderson is making a comeback to the tour at the Tennis Hall of Fame Open in Newport, the venue of his last title win (in 2021). The South African’s last match came at the Miami Masters in March 2022 where he reached the second round as a qualifier and then he announced his retirement in May 2022.

Where was he born?

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Florida.

How did Anderson start playing tennis?

He started playing tennis at the age of six, and enjoyed a college tennis career at the University of Illinois before turning professional in 2007.

Who are his family?

He is married to Kelsey, and they have a daughter Keira. They also have a dog, Lady Kady, who is a social media star herself.

How tall is he?

Very. His official ATP profile says he is 203cm – or 6ft 8in.

Who are Anderson’s coaches?

As per the ATP website, Kevin Anderson is coached by Diego Moyano and Jay Bosworth.

When did Kevin Anderson become president of the ATP player council?

Anderson was elected as President of the ATP player council in 2020, replacing Novak Djokovic, who resigned to form the Professional Tennis Players’ Association.

What is his career-high ranking?

Anderson achieved a career-high ranking of world No 5 in July 2018 after reaching the Wimbledon final. He got there by winning an epic semi-final – the second-longest match to ever take place at The Championships.

You can find his current ranking and history on his ATP Tour profile page.

How many titles has Anderson won?

He has won seven titles in his professional career, in Johannesburg (2011), Delray Beach (2012), Winston-Salem (2015), Vienna (2018), New York (2018), Pune (2019) and Newport (2021).

How many Grand Slams finals ahs Anderson reached?

Anderson has reached two Grand Slam finals in his career, at the US Open in 2017, here he lost to Rafael Nadal in three sets, and at Wimbledon in 2018, where he beat Roger Federer in an epic quarter-final and was finally defeated by Novak Djokovic.

How much prize money has Kevin Anderson won?

The South Arican has made more than $17.7 million in prize money across singles and doubles as of July 17, 2023.

Is he on social media?

Yes. On Twitter he has 101,200 followers, on Facebook he has 50,000 followers, and on Instagram he has 118,000 fans as of July 17, 2023.

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