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Kevin, Izak move up rankings

By Mark Etheridge

Our leading two men’s tennis stars both climbed up the ATP Tour ranking ladder on Monday.

Top-ranked Kevin Anderson moved up 11 positions to find himself placed at position No76. This after his good performance in making the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal where he lost to top seed Rafael Nadal.

Next best is Izak van der Merwe who showed an even more dramatic climb, going from 189 up to 159th spot, an improvement of 30 places.

Third ranked Rik de Voest though, dropped 14 spots, from 216 to 230.

All three players will be representing South Africa in Davis Cup action against Germany in Stuttgart later this month.

On the doubles front Wesley Moodie has slipped five position in the ATP doubles rankings, going down from 25th to 20. He and Belgian team-mate Dick Norman are playing the Cincinnati Masters in the US this week and will be hoping to up their rankings there.

Our other doubles specialist, Jeff Coetzee, has also slipped down the rankings this week, going out 10 positions to 113rd while De Voest and Van der Merwe are ranked 114 (-13) and 170th (+10) respectively.