Kevin Anderson Biography

( 1986 - )
November 2, 2018
First published on:August 20, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Kevin Anderson

Date of Birth: 1986, May 18
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: South Africa
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch

Kevin Anderson is a professional South African tennis player. He achieved his career-high ranking of World No. 10 on 12 October 2015. He won his first ATP title on 6 February 2011 at South African Open.

 

In 2016 he formed a tennis instructional and lifestyle website titled Real-life Tennis.

Anderson is married  Kelsey O'Neal in 2011. Moreover, he was also in a relationship with Emily Lloyd and Dawn Spence. His current net worth is $6 million.

Early life and Education

Kevin Anderson was born on  May 18, 1986, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His parents are Michael Kevin Anderson and Barbara Anderson. He grew up along with his sibling brother Gregory.

Even being such a famous player there is very few information about his family members. He completed his graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professional career

Anderson played tennis since his college days. He played both singles as well as double tournaments. He started his professional career at the age of 17. In the starting of his career, he won four main-draw matches in the four-week tournament. However, in November he won the Botswana F1. But he just reached the semifinals of F2.

At the age of 19, he reached the semifinals of USA F21 in August. Moreover, he played his first Challenger tournament. He also played his first pro tournaments of the year in June in 2005 and reached the finals of USA F13 and F21. 

In 2006, he achieved the victory at USA F13.

In 2007 Challenger in New Orleans, Anderson won all the 13 matches at singles as well as doubles tournaments. In 2008 he participated in his first Grand Slam tournaments. But he failed to win the tournament.

In Sony Ericsson Open he defeated Novak Djokovic in the second round but wasn't able to win the title. Coming to 2009, he won his first Challenger title at  Sanremo Challenger in May. In 2010, he reached the third round of US Open for the first time. Moreover, he also reached the third round of Rogers Cup and eventually got defeated with then no. 1 Rafael Nadal.

In the starting of 2011, he reached the semifinals of  Brisbane International Tournament and was defeated with Andy Roddick. However, he achieved his first ATP title at  SA Open. Moreover, in 2013 he won his second ATP title at Delray Beach. Besides he failed to win the title at  French Open and Australian Open.

Anderson reached the finals at Sydney International in 2014. But he eventually lost the match with Bernard Tomic. However, he reached 1st Grand Slam 4th-Round at French Open. 

He performed the best in 2015. Following year, he defeated top-five opponents in different tournaments. He failed to win the title at Mexican Open by getting defeated to Grigor Dimitrov. He got defeated with Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals of Indian Wells Masters. Besides this, he also reached quarterfinals of other tournaments but he failed to win the title.

In 2015 he participated in most of the tournaments but he didn't win even a single tournament. Coming to 2016, he faced knee injury while playing Chennai Open. So he wasn't able to perform well in his games at all the tournaments.

Kevin was the finalist of the US Open 2017 where he got defeated by Rafael Nadal and remained the runner-up of the tournament. He was defeated by Dominic Thiem in the round of 16 of the US Open 2018

Personal life

Kevin Anderson is blessed with happily married life. He is happily living with his wife Kelsey O'Neal. He married his wife in 2011.

CAPTION: Kevin Anderson and his wife Kelsey O'Neal  SOURCE: CNN International

As they are already married, there is no any information about whether they have children or not. Well, before marrying Kelsey, he had an affair with the other two ladies.

In 1993 he was in a relationship with Emily Lloyd. But they weren't able to continue their relationship so they separated from each other. He then started his relationship with Dawn Spence. But they also failed to continue their relationship. Besides this, there are no any rumors of his divorce from his current wife Kelsey O'Neal. 

31 years old Kevin Anderson has a perfect height of  2.03 m and weight 89 kg. His nationality is South African and falls under the white ethnic group. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Net worth and other facts

Kevin Anderson has the annual earnings of around $2 million. According to recent data, his current net worth is $6 million which is totally worth. He has won $13,486,136 in the prize money.

Moreover, he also makes additional earnings from his endorsement deals with various brands. He must be satisfied with his net worth and is sure to be increased in coming days.



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