ATP Tour

Anderson cracks top 20

2013-08-12 15:00
Kevin Anderson (AFP)
Johannesburg - Kevin Anderson has become the sixth South African men's singles player to be ranked in the world's top 20, when the latest ATP World Tour singles rankings were announced on Monday.

The South African No 1 broke the top-20 barrier, climbing two places to reach a career-best number 19.

Other South Africans ranked inside the top-20 in the past were Kevin Curren - No 5 in July 1985, Wayne Ferreira - No 6 in May 1995, Johan Kriek - No 7 in September 1984, Cliff Drysdale - No 13 in May 1974 and Christo Van Rensburg - No 19th in February 1988.

South Africa's top-ranked women's player, Chanelle Scheepers, dropped to 79 in the latest women's world tennis rankings released on Monday.

The ATP World Tour and WTA World Tour, Tennis Rankings, as of Monday (South African players):


World Singles Ranking

19 Kevin Anderson
162 Rik De Voest
474 Fritz Wolmarans
503 Izak Van der Merwe
512 Ruan Roelofse
615 Dean O'Brien
631 Nikala Scholtz
681 Jean Andersen
769 Tucker Vorster
775 Keith-Patrick Crowley
World doubles ranking

62 Raven Klaasen
149 Kevin Anderson
158 Ruan Roelofse
200 Rik De Voest
227 Jean Andersen
353 Izak Van der Merwe
537 Keith-Patrick Crowley
626 Dean O'Brien
651 Tucker Vorster
837 Nikala Scholtz


World singles ranking

79 Chanelle Scheepers
166 Chanel Simmonds
682 Madre Le Roux
721 Natalie Grandin
840 Lynn Kiro

World doubles ranking

49 Chani Scheepers
54 Natalie Grandin
180 Chanel Simmonds
747 Lynn Kiro
789 Madri Le Roux

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