Kevin Anderson hangs up tennis racquet

South Africa's Kevin Anderson hits a return during a tennis match. AFP/Paul Crock

JOHANNESBURG - Former world number five Kevin Anderson has decided to hang up his racquet.

In a pro career that started in 2007, the big serving South African lifted seven ATP tour titles.

Anderson made his Grand Slam final debut in 2017 at the US Open.

He beat Roger Federer on the way to reaching the 2018 Wimbledon final.

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Anderson became the first African to reach the semi-finals, of the end-of-season ATP Finals in the same year.

He was in the top 10 from February 2018 until July 2019, having spent a week there in 2015.

His form and rankings would drop that year, as long-term injury and surgery forced a frustrated Anderson to watch from the sidelines.

35-year-old Anderson leaves the pro arena with a final singles ranking of 107.


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