Kevin Anderson started 2017 with his lowest ranking since August 2010. Photo: ATP World Tour

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has moved up one place to 16th in the ATP rankings released on Monday.

The 31-year-old Anderson had an incredible run in the US Open, where made it to the final before losing to Spain’s Rafael Nadal in September.

Anderson, at the time the world No 32, was the lowest-ranked US Open men’s singles finalist since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973.

The South African started the season at No 80 in the ATP Rankings after an injury-ravaged 2016.

It was his lowest mark since August 2010.

Anderson reached a career-high ranking of 10th in October 2015 soon after beating Britain’s Andy Murray to reach the US Open quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, rising SA tennis star Lloyd Harris has slipped 33 spots to 232nd.

The 20-year-old broke into the world’s top 200 for the first time earlier this month.

SA Singles Rankings
Men

Previous            Current
17                       16   Kevin Anderson
199                     232 Lloyd Harris 
378                     371 Nik Scholtz
1 152                  976 Ruan Roelofse
Women
Previous          Current
312                   315 Chanel Simmonds
1 195                899 Zoe Kruger
942                   950 Ilze Hattingh
1 064                1 208 Madrie Le Roux

African News Agency (ANA)