Kevin Anderson is known above all as one of South Africa’s best tennis players. The veteran tennis player started his career at the age of six and finally took part in his first professional tournament at the age of 17. Although it was his only tournament this year, he made a name for himself in the competition by winning four matches in the main draw.
These victories propelled him to the top of the world rankings, No. 1178, and he ended the year with the double rankings No. 902, which produced one of the rising tennis stars who thrilled the crowds at this event.
In 2008, Kevin became South Africa’s most respected male tennis player after defeating his opponents and eventually making it to the final of the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas that same year.
Four years later, Anderson made history when he defeated Somdev Devvarman in Johannesburg on 6 February 2011. This massive victory earned him the title at the South African Open, his first-ever ATP-level tournament title. He won his second ATP title in 2012 at the Delray Beach Open, where he brought the renowned tennis player Marinko Matosevic to his knees.
Three years later, in 2015 to be precise, Anderson faced Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Winston-Salem Open, whom he defeated after a fiercely competitive match to win his third ATP 250 Championship.
The South African-born star won his fourth ATP World Tour title at the New York Open in February 2018. However, he lost to Rafael Nadal at the 2017 US Open, where he made his final Grand Slam debut. His career-highest ranking as the world’s No. 7 in 2018 makes him the first South African to be placed in the top 10 since 5 May 1997, when Wayne Ferreira (a former South African professional tennis player) made his way into the top 10.
Kevin Anderson’s Biography, Age
The South African professional tennis player is the son of Michael Anderson (father) and Barbara Anderson (mother). He was born on 8 May 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa, but has his permanent residence in the United States.
The “Court Lord” has a younger brother named Greg Anderson. He is also a tennis player who plays for Morehead State. Kevin studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he represented the school in three college tennis seasons.
He holds the record as two-time All-American in doubles and three-time All-American in singles. In his second year of study (2005-2006), he also won the national championship in doubles.
In May 2018, Anderson was ranked 7th in the men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and this shows just how good he is at tennis racket sports.
His Wife – Who Is She?
Kevin Anderson is married to Kelsey O’Neal, a prominent author, and tennis enthusiast. She was born on November 11, 1986, in Glenview, Illinois, USA, the daughter of a PGA Masters Professional father named Timothy O’Neal. She has a sister named Megan.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Illinois, where she was an active member of the Illini women’s golf team. After graduating from the University, O’Neal worked in various jobs, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She quit her job at Ernst & Young to accompany her husband on the ATP World Tour.
Kevin met his wife at the University of Illinois where they both studied. The couple took their relationship to a new level in 2011 when they publicly sealed their love for each other in Wilmette, Illinois, in the presence of family members and friends. The two spent their honeymoon in St. Lucia and Miami and then purchased a large villa in Delray Beach, Florida.
Kelsey is not only Anderson’s hard-working wife but also his manager and co-founder of Realife Tennis, an online platform that provides tennis instruction, tips, and lifestyle information for interested readers.
Kevin Anderson Height
As is common with most tennis players, Kevin Anderson has size on his side. Yes, he is indeed tall – he stands at a height of 2.03 meters (equivalent to 6 feet 8 inches) and weighs 89 kilograms.
He is blessed with dark brown hair and a set of dark brown eyes. No further information on his body measurements is currently available.
Net worth – How Rich Is Kevin Anderson?
According to major websites, Anderson’s net worth is estimated at $6 million, while his annual income is estimated at $2 million.