NEW YORK – South African Kevin Anderson begins the US Open tournament as number five in the ATP world rankings, the event which begins in New York, USA, on Monday.
The 32-year-old Anderson who is seeded fifth in the final grand slam of the year will open his campaign against American Ryan Harrison. The two have met on three previous occasions, with Anderson leading 2-1 in their head-to-head.
Lloyd Harris, meanwhile, maintains his ATP world ranking of 145. The 21-year-old beat JC Aragone from USA 6-4 6-2 last week to qualify for the US Open main draw – his first career grand slam.
US Open debutante Harris will open his campaign in New York against world number 40 Gilles Simon from France on Monday. Play is scheduled to begin at 5pm SA time on Monday. (live on Supersport)
Raven Klaasen retain his 19th position in the world rankings and remains the country’s highest ranked doubles player. Klaasen and doubles partner Michael Venus from New Zealand are seeded eighth in the US Open men’s doubles event. The duo will face off against unseeded pair of Lukas Lacko (SVK) and John Millman (AUS) in Wednesday’s opening round.
Chanel Simmonds remains the highest-ranked South African singles (339) and doubles (240) women’s player.
African News Agency (ANA)