A lot has changed for Kevin Anderson since the last US Open. He was seeded 28th for NY last year but will be entering this year at the Flushing Meadows as the 5th seed, with a big threat to some title contenders. Anderson lost to Rafa in the finals last year- his first ever major final- and remains optimistic for the final major of the year.
The South African, Kevin Anderson, in a recent interview said,”I didn’t have the end of the year that I would have liked, so there were some lessons to learn from that. Going into this year, we reset and looked at what was working and what hadn’t been working, and we used the US Open as belief, as evidence, of what I can achieve. I felt like I did a great job this year of hitting the goals I wanted to achieve and sticking to what’s been working for me. I’m constantly learning and moving forward. Then outside of that, it’s been taking one day at a time and staying very motivated and excited to keep doing better and better. I’ve had that belief before, but I think that by doing it, it’s further solidified that. Moving forward, the goals have changed from doing well at these events to winning these events. I think that’s been really important.”
2018 for Anderson has probably been the best year of his career, reaching the finals at Wimbledon, taking out Roger Federer at Centre Court after saving a match point is something only a few players can boast about.
” I’ve created more belief in my game and in my ability and putting myself in that position, and I’ve seen the tangible side of beating them and putting myself in that position. I’ve gone up with smaller steps, but that’s something I’ve actually tried to change this year. I’ve tried to take bigger steps.” said the 32-year-old.
Anderson can very well take down another big gun and make it deep into the fortnight. His big serves will suit the fast-paced courts of New York and with two major finals under his belt, he’s hungry to take that one extra step.