The South African’s fame would have surely skyrocketed when he defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon. He is actually rather special as South African players rarely feature in the Top 10.
As of the start of 2021, Anderson is ranked as low as 82nd with a career-high of 5th in the ATP Tour, back in 2018. The South African has six titles under his belt, with two coming in 2018 itself.
His six titles came at the SA Open, Delray Beach, New York Open, Vienna, Winston-Salem, and Pune.
He reached the US Open final but lost to Rafael Nadal in the final.
He also had the honor of beating Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2018. In the semi-final, he defeated John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set, in what became the 2nd longest match in Grand Slam history, lasting 6 hours and 36 minutes.
He went on to reach the final, losing to Novak Djokovic in the process.
He also won the 2019 ATP Maharashtra Open, in Pune, India.
The South African star has been plagued by numerous injuries over the past couple of seasons, which have affected his court time.
In 2020, Anderson lost early in almost all tournaments he played in, but made the semi-finals of the Vienna Open, where he had to retire due to injury.
Then, in his final tournament of the year at the Paris Masters, he retired again, midway through his opening match.
Anderson has had various endorsements including Lotto and Dunlop.
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Anderson previously teamed up with Chicago-based nonprofit organisation, Spark Ventures for charity purposes. Their main goal is to sustain organizations that educate and empower disadvantaged and poverty-stricken children.
In 2018, Anderson raised more than $100,000 at a charity event, which also included the Bryan brothers. Last year, he participated in a virtual tennis event, the proceeds of which went to charity.