SA's Kevin Anderson is still ranked eighth on the ATP list. Photo: ATP World Tour

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

The 31-year-old first reached No 8 in the world on February 26.

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.

Next best among the men is Lloyd Harris, who is ranked 231st.

In the women’s singles, Chanel Simmonds is the top-ranked SA representative at 278th.

South Africa rankings for men and women are:

Men - Singles

Previous            Current

8                         8   Kevin Anderson

232                     231 Lloyd Harris 

339                     337 Nik Scholtz

683                     684 Ruan Roelofse

1,195                  1,197 Siphos Montsi

1,508                  1,504 Lance-Pierre Du Toit

1,409                  1,407 Tucker Vorster

1,586                  1,583 Joshua Howard-Tripp

1,586                  1,583 Kholo Montsi

1,586                  1,583 Lleyton Cronje

1,586                  1,583 Damon Gooch

Kevin Anderson in action at the Estoril Open tennis tournament in Portugal. Photo: Jose Sena GouLao/EPA

Men - Doubles

Previous             Current

31                       31 Raven Klaasen

143                     153 Ruan Roelofse

358                     363 Lloyd Harris 

443                     451 Kevin Anderson

634                     637 Nik Scholtz

1,402                  1,403 Vaughn Hunter

1,463                  1,468 Kholo Montsi

1,468                  1,468 Tucker Vorster

Women - Singles

Previous          Current

275                   278 Chanel Simmonds

250                   251 Zoe Kruger

1,022                1,030 Warona Mdulwa

Women - Doubles

Previous           Current

286                   278 Chanel Simmonds

1,312                1,317 Warona Mdulwa 

African News Agency (ANA)


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