Kevin Anderson: I will play as a proud South African

Annette Crawford
July 21, 2018

The big-serving player‚ who lost 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7/3) to Novak Djokovic in the final at the All England Club on Sunday‚ has dual South African and U.S. passports but has once again committed his loyalty to SA.

Meanwhile, Anderson has attained the career high fifth spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.

"As I carried on in my career, I paid more attention to that and working with Alexis has been great". He has one of the best first serves' in all of tennis, making him a unsafe player to face against.

"I spoke to our president right before the match".

"I got to the final but unfortunately lost and I hope that I will be back next time and play a better match".

"It's about being able to hit the ball really well in the big moments, regardless of who your opponent may be and what is going on out there".

After the monumental drama provided by both men's semi-finals, the two longest in Wimbledon history, the showpiece proved something of an anti-climax as Djokovic ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought.

"Moving forward, I want to start hitting even more balls at the net".

On Monday, Kevin Anderson became the first South African tennis player to be ranked in the top five in over three decades.

"Yes‚ I am going to play as a proud South African for the rest of my career‚" he said on Tuesday.

Anderson's toughness and work ethic finally paid off past year at the US Open.

"It's definitely a big goal of mine and, once you put yourself in that position, it's about how you can handle yourself and take the next step".

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