Kevin Anderson reacts during his win over Sam Querrey in the New York Open final on Sunday. Photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson reached a career-high ninth place in the ATP singles rankings released on Monday.

Anderson won the ATP New York Open on Sunday beating out America’s Sam Querry 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) in the final. 

It was the fourth ATP title of his career for the 31-year-old.

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.

Full SA men's singles rankings:                             

Previous               Current

11                        9   Kevin Anderson

289                      297 Lloyd Harris 

328                      329 Nik Scholtz

708                      710 Ruan Roelofse

1,268                   1,264 Lance-Pierre du Toit

1,412                   1,416 Tucker Vorster

1,486                   1,480 Siphos Montsi

1,592                   1,586 Joshua Howard-Tripp

1,592                   1,586 Kholo Montsi

African News Agency (ANA)

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