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Anderson moves up to career-high ATP ranking

Reaching the last 32 at Wimbledon means Kevin Anderson now celebrates his highest ATP Tour ranking to date, writes Mark Etheridge.

Anderson lost to his nemesis, Tomas Berdych in four sets in the year’s third Grand Slam event but he still moves up to 22nd on the world rankings list.

That’s an improvement of one position on his previous ranking and his success at Wimbledon saw the lanky 27-year-old earning close to a million Rand.

Next best SA male player is Rik de Voest who moved up two spots to 156th while Fritz Wolmarans moved up 38 places to 329th.

Meanwhile our top-ranked singles player, Chani Scheepers slipped two places to 69th on the WTA rankings this week, after losing in the first round at Wimbledon.

But her big move comes in the doubles rankings after she and Japan’s Shuko Aoyama reached the Wimbledon quarters. She’s now placed 47th, an impressive 36 places higher than her last ranking.

Next best South African in the singles ranking is Chanel Simmonds who has dropped nine places to 173rd.