Kevin Anderson is best known as one of South Africa’s finest tennis player. The veteran tennis player formally kicked off his career at the young age of six and eventually entered his first professional tournament at the age of 17. Though the tournament was his only tournament that year, he made a mark for himself at the competition by winning four main-draw matches in the game.
The victories skyrocketed him to the world ranking of No. 1178 and he ended the year with a doubles ranking of No. 902, emerging one of tennis’ budding stars who wowed the audience at the event.
In 2008, Kevin became South Africa’s most respected male tennis player after he knocked down his opponents and finally made it to the final of Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas which took place in the same year.
Four years later, Anderson made history by defeating Somdev Devvarman in Johannesburg on February 6, 2011. This massive victory earned him the South African Open title for his first ever ATP-level event title. He went on to clinch his second ATP title in 2012, at the Delray Beach Open, where he brought renowned tennis player Marinko Matosevic to his knees.
Three years later, precisely in 2015, Anderson faced Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Winston-Salem Open which after an intensely contested match, he successfully defeated him at the end of the game, earning 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. He, however, lost to Rafael Nadal at the 2017 US Open, where made his Grand Slam final debut. His career-high ranking of world No. 7 in 2018 makes him the first South African to be placed in the top 10 ever since May 5, 1997, when Wayne Ferreira (a South African former professional tennis player) made it to 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 May 8, 1986, in Johannesburg, South Africa but is a permanent resident of the United States.
The ‘court lord’ has a younger brother called Greg Anderson. He is also a tennis player, who plays for Morehead State. Kevin studied at the at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he represented the school in three seasons of college tennis.
He holds the record as a two-time All-American in doubles. and three-time All-American in singles. He also emerged the winner of the national doubles championship during his sophomore year (which was between 2005–2006).
Anderson was ranked 7th in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in May 2018 and this goes a long way to tell you how good he is at the racket sport.
His Wife – Who Is She?
Kevin Anderson is married to Kelsey O’Neal, a prominent author, and tennis lover. She was born on November 11, 1986, in Glenview, Illinois, United States to a PGA Masters Professional father called Timothy O’Neal. She has a sister known as Megan.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Illinois, where she actively participated as a member of Illini’s women’s golf team. Upon her graduation from the university, O’Neal did several jobs, including working as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She resigned from her job at Ernst & Young in order 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 another level in 2011, when they publicly sealed their love for each other in Wilmette, Illinois, in the presence of their family members and friends. The two spent their honeymoon in St. Lucia and Miami and went on to acquire a sprawling mansion in Delray Beach, Florida.
Besides being Anderson’s hard-working wife, Kelsey is also his manager and the co-founder of Realife Tennis, an online platform where information on tennis instructions, tips, and lifestyle are made available for interested readers.
As it is common with most tennis players, Kevin Anderson has height on his side. Yes, he’s actually tall – he stands at a height of 2.03 meters (which translates to 6 feet 8 inches) and weighs 89 kilograms.
He is blessed with dark brown hair and a set of dark brown eyes. Other details of his body measurements are currently unavailable.
Net worth – How Rich Is Kevin Anderson?
According to authoritative sites, Anderson’s fortune is valued at $6 million while his annual income is put at $2 million.