SA's Kevin Anderson is back in the ATP Top 5. Photo: twitter.com/Wimbledon

JOHANNESBURG – SA's Kevin Anderson moved back into the world’s top five on Monday after reaching the round of 16 at the Cincinnati ATP Masters in Cincinnati, USA last week. 

Anderson is in sixth spot in the race to London rankings for the year-end top-eight player ATP World Championships.

Lloyd Harris, in 145th place, remains stable on the world rankings after his quarterfinal berth at the Vancouver Challenger in Canada last week. Harris lost to top seed Vasek Pospisil of Canada in three close sets in the last eight.

Raven Klaasen is back into the world’s top-20 after moving up two spots on the world doubles rankings to number 19 and remains the country’s highest ranked doubles player.

Klaasen and his doubles partner Michael Venus of New Zealand are ranked sixth in the race to London for the year-end top-eight team ATP World Championships.

Chanel Simmonds remains the highest ranked SA singles (340) and doubles (236) women’s player.

Kevin Anderson in action against Jeremy Chardy of France in their match in the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA
Kevin Anderson in action against Jeremy Chardy of France in their match in the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

The SA rankings are:

Men - singles                                    

Current                Previous

5                              6 Kevin Anderson

145                      145 Lloyd Harris 

477                      478 Nik Scholtz

711                      711 Ruan Roelofse

897                      888 Lance-Pierre du Toit

1145                    1136 Joshua Howard-Tripp

1307                    1294 Siphos Montsi

1443                    1435 Tucker Vorster

1471                    1458 Richard Thongoane

1609                    1603 Kholo Montsi

Men - doubles

Current                Previous

19                        21 Raven Klaasen

159                      158 Ruan Roelofse

244                      542 Kevin Anderson

287                      271 Lloyd Harris 

1189                    1178 Nik Scholtz

1395                    1386 Vaughn Hunter

1462                    1452 Kholo Montsi

1462                    1452 Siphos Montsi

1462                    1452 Tucker Vorster

Women - singles

Current             Previous

340                   338 Chanel Simmonds

708                   704 Zoe Kruger

1006                 1005 Warona Mdlulwa

Women - doubles

Current             Previous

236                   233 Chanel Simmonds

1251                1287 Warona Mdlulwa 

African News Agency (ANA)


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