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Career-best for Kevin

Sony Eriksson Open quarter-finalist Kevin Anderson awoke on Monday morning to find himself at a new career-best tennis world ranking, writes Mark Etheridge.

Anderson, who went down to eventual winner Novak Djokovic in the Miami tournament, had a great run of success and was rewarded by moving up seven places on the ATP Tour list. He’s now sitting pretty at position number 33.

“It was a good tournament for me. I always enjoy playing in Miami, its a fun city and a really great tournament,” said Anderson who was very encouraged by his battle against Djokovic. “I came up against a very in form Djokovic but I felt I allowed myself to play my game and I gave myself some chances.”

Anderson now gets ready for the clay-court season and will be heading off to Europe for the Monte Carlo Masters that starts next week.

South Africa’s next best ranked player, Izak van der Merwe, dropped two spots to No150 but the biggest loser was Rik de Voest who slipped 38 places to 185. Just outside the top 200 players is Fritz Wolmarans in 203rd spot.