Anderson climbs in rankings

2014-07-07 13:00
Kevin Anderson (AFP)

Johannesburg - South Africa's top tennis player Kevin Anderson has climbed one rung to a career-high 17th in the latest ATP World Tour singles rankings, released on Monday.

Anderson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon where he lost 4-6, 3-6, 6-7(6/8) to then defending champion Andy Murray in a rain-affected Centre Court match last week.

In the world doubles rankings, South Africa's Raven Klaasen shot three places up to 22nd, a career best for him.

Klaasen and his American doubles partner Eric Butorac, bowed out in the round of 16 at Wimbledon, losing to French pair Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-7(4/7), 3-6.

In the women's singles rankings, Chanelle Scheepers moved up 14 places to 80th on the standings, still a far cry from her career best 37 in 2011.

She reached round two of Wimbledon where top seed and world number one Serena Williams cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over the South African.

Read more on:    atp  |  kevin anderson  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Novak Djokovic has 12 Grand Slam titles to his name, while Rafael Nadal boasts 15. Roger Federer is currently out in front with 18. When all is said and done, who wins more?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.