10 questions about Kevin Anderson – ATP player council president, Wimbledon finalist
All you need to know about the South African who has just taken over as the president of the ATP player council.
How old is Kevin Anderson?
Kevin Anderson was born on May 18, 1986, making him 34 years old.
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.
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How tall is he?
Very. His official ATP profile says he is 203cm – or 6’8″.
Who are Anderson’s coaches?
Kevin Anderson is coached by Diego Moyano and Jay Bosworth.
How did Kevin Anderson become president of the ATP player council?
Anderson was first elected to the player council in 2012, and is now in his fourth term. He has stepped up from the position of vice-president, replacing Novak Djokovic, who resigned to form the Professional Tennis Players’ Association.
What is his career-high ranking?
Although at the time of writing he is outside the Top 100 due to an injury-enforced absence, Anderson has previously been much higher, achieving 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.
What titles has Anderson won?
He has won six titles in his professional career, in Johannesburg (2011), Delray Beach (2012), Winston-Salem (2015), Vienna (2018), New York (2018), and Pune (2019). He has made more than $16,936,308 in prize money across singles and doubles.