SA's Kevin Anderson maintains his eighth place on the latest ATP ranking released on Monday. Photo: ATP World Tour

JOHANNESBURG –  South Africa’s Kevin Anderson maintained his ranking of eighth in the ATP singles rankings on Monday.

The 32-year-old first reached No 8 in the world on February 26, and improved to a career high of seventh on May 14.

The South African started 2017 at No 80 in the ATP Rankings after an injury-ravaged 2016. 

It was his lowest mark since August 2010. Anderson reached a then career-high ranking of 10th in October 2015 soon after beating Britain’s Andy Murray to reach the US Open quarterfinals.

The next best among the men is Lloyd Harris, who is ranked 212th.

In the women’s singles, Chanel Simmonds is the top-ranked SA representative at 280th.

South African players' rankings:

Men (Singles):                                    

Current                Previous

8                          8 Kevin Anderson

215                      212 Lloyd Harris 

376                      375 Nik Scholtz

708                      705 Ruan Roelofse

1,115                   1,107 Lance-Pierre du Toit

1,123                   1,120 Joshua Howard-Tripp

1,228                   1,219 Siphos Montsi

1,428                   1,432 Tucker Vorster

1,448                   1,622 Richard Thongoane

South African doubles players Ruan Roelofse (144th) and Raven Klaasen (30th) in action during a doubles match. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

Men (Doubles):

Current                Previous

30                        30 Raven Klaasen

144                      135 Ruan Roelofse

325                      321 Lloyd Harris 

560                      559 Kevin Anderson

849                      851 Nik Scholtz

1,422                   1,425 Vaughn Hunter

1,501                   1,502 Kholo Montsi

1,501                   1,502 Siphos Montsi

Women (Singles):

Current             Previous

279                   280 Chanel Simmonds

865                   863 Zoe Kruger

1,002                1,005 Warona Mdlulwa

Women (Doubles):

Current             Previous

238                   238 Chanel Simmonds

1,272                1,280 Warona Mdlulwa

African News Agency (ANA)

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