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Kevin Anderson (born 18 May 1986) is a South African professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 15 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).[1]

Kevin Anderson
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Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Gulf Stream, Florida, U.S.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Born (1986-05-18) 18 May 1986 (age 31)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College University of Illinois
Coach Neville Godwin
Prize money US$8,272,183
Official website realifetennis.com
Singles
Career record 268–196 (57.76%)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 10 (12 October 2015)
Current ranking No. 14 (6 November 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2013, 2014, 2015)
French Open 4R (2013, 2014, 2017)
Wimbledon 4R (2014, 2015, 2017)
US Open F (2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 55–65 (45.83%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 58 (17 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 462 (25 September 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2013)
Wimbledon QF (2008)
US Open 2R (2010)
Team competitions
Davis Cup 9–1 (90%)
Last updated on: 27 September 2017.

He became the top-ranked male South African player on 10 March 2008 after making the final at the 2008 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas. He achieved his career-high ranking of World No. 10 on 12 October 2015. He is the first South African to be ranked in the top 10 since Wayne Ferreira was No. 10 on 5 May 1997.

On 6 February 2011, he defeated Somdev Devvarman in his hometown of Johannesburg to capture the South African Open title for his first ATP-level event title. His second ATP title came at the Delray Beach Open in 2012 when he defeated Marinko Matosevic. Anderson won his third ATP 250 championship in 2015 at the Winston-Salem Open with a victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Anderson made his Grand Slam final debut at the 2017 US Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.[2]

In June 2016, Anderson co-founded the tennis instructional and lifestyle website titled Realife Tennis which offers in-depth online instruction and unprecedented access to life on the professional tennis circuit.

Contents

Collegiate careerEdit

Anderson played three seasons of college tennis in the United States at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a three-time All-American in singles and two-time All-American in doubles. During his sophomore year (2005–06), he won the national doubles championship with playing partner Ryan Rowe.

In 2007, Anderson led Illinois to a runner-up team finish, losing to host Georgia on their home courts. In the championship dual match, Anderson lost at #1 singles to future ATP top-ten player, John Isner. During the singles tournament, Anderson lost in the semifinals to eventual two-time national champion, Somdev Devvarman of Virginia. In doubles, Anderson and partner, Ryan Rowe, fell just short of repeating as champions, losing in the championship match to Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom of Middle Tennessee State in three sets, after having a couple match points.[citation needed]

Professional career highlightsEdit

2003–2007: Early CareerEdit

At age 17, Anderson entered his first professional tournament, winning four main-draw matches in the four-week tournament to earn a world ranking of No. 1178 from his only tournament of the year. He also finished the year with a doubles ranking of No. 902.

In November, Anderson entered his third pro tournament and won the Botswana F1 to push his ranking to No. 769. He followed that up the next two weeks in South Africa, reaching the final in F1 and the semifinals in F2 to finish the year ranked No. 665 in singles from just 3 tournaments.

At age 19, Anderson continued to play at the Futures level, exclusively in the United States, reaching the semifinals of USA F21 in August. In November, he played his first Challenger event in Champaign, qualifying and beating No. 192 Jan-Michael Gambill in the first round. He finished the year ranked No. 766.

In 2005, Anderson played his first pro tournaments of the year in June, again in the United States, reaching the finals of USA F13 and F21. He returned to Champaign again in November, beating No. 107 Kevin Kim to reach his first Challenger quarterfinal. He finished the year ranked No. 517.

In doubles, he won a pair of USA Futures back to back in June and finished the year ranked No. 530.

In 2006, Anderson again waited until June to play his first tournaments. He repeated as a finalist in USA F12, and then won USA F13 before qualifying two weeks later in the Winnetka Challenger and reaching the final to push his ranking to No. 310. He recorded his first win over a top-100 opponent in the qualifying for the ATP tournament in New Haven, beating No. 88 Chris Guccione, before losing in the main draw to No. 41 Arnaud Clément.

Anderson's most interesting result in 2007 was in September in the Challenger in New Orleans. He needed to qualify to make the main draw in both singles and doubles, and won all 13 matches that week to take the singles and doubles titles, beating four top-200 singles players and the top three seeded doubles teams.[3]

His Challenger success in New Orleans helped him to career-high rankings at the end of 2007 of No. 221 in singles and No. 398 in doubles.

2008: 1st Grand Slam EntryEdit

Anderson began 2008 with a bit of success, reaching the quarters of the Challenger in New Caledonia before qualifying in his first Grand Slam attempt in Australia. He lost in the main draw first round to No. 84 Alejandro Falla in 5 sets, but his efforts got his ranking to a career high of No. 190.

At the 2008 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas, as a qualifier, he managed to defeat sixth seed Michaël Llodra in straight sets, 6–2, 7–6. In the second round he beat giant John Isner 7–6, 7–5. He beat Evgeny Korolev in his first ever ATP quarter-final 6–2, 6–0. In the semi-finals he won in straight sets against Robby Ginepri to reach his first ever ATP tour final. In the final, he fell to Sam Querrey in 3 sets.

In the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, he beat Novak Djokovic for his first win against a top-10 player.

At Wimbledon, Anderson and partner Robert Lindstedt of Sweden reached the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual tournament champions, Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić.

Anderson also represented South Africa in the Beijing Olympics, defeating Komlavi Loglo before losing to Nicolas Kiefer 4–6, 7–6, 4–6 in the singles tournament and losing (with his partner Jeff Coetzee) to Nicolás Almagro and David Ferrer of Spain 6–3, 3–6, 4–6.

2009: Victory at Sanremo ChallengerEdit

After a slow start to the year, he won the Sanremo Challenger in May, beating Blaž Kavčič in the final in three sets.

At the Aegon Championships (Queen's Club, London), Anderson won three matches to qualify, and then defeated no. 57 Fabio Fognini in the first round of the main draw, before losing to no. 46 Sam Querrey in the second round.

2010: 3rd Round at US Open and Canadian MastersEdit

At Wimbledon, he was narrowly defeated by seventh seed Nikolay Davydenko after winning the first two sets.[4]

Anderson advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championships in July, upsetting fifth seed Janko Tipsarević in the first round.

He qualified and reached the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, beating Leonardo Mayer and Sam Querrey before losing to no. 1 Rafael Nadal.

He then won his first Grand Slam match at the US Open over Somdev Devvarman in straight sets and backed it up with a five-set win over 26th seed Thomaz Bellucci.

2011: 1st Career ATP TitleEdit

He began the 2011 season by advancing to the semifinals of the Brisbane International Tournament, before losing to Andy Roddick in three sets. He then went on to lose in the first round of the Australian Open to Blaž Kavčič.

At the SA Open, (Anderson's home event), he claimed his maiden ATP Tour title, by beating Indian Somdev Devvarman, rising 19 positions in the ATP rankings to a career high of No. 40.

He reached a career-high of world no. 33 after making the quarterfinals of the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open. At the Atlanta Tennis Championships, Anderson reached the quarterfinals as the second seed, defeating Michael Russell, before losing in straight sets to Gilles Müller. Next at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Anderson defeated Chris Guccione in the second round, before being defeated by Victor Troicki in the third round.

At the 2011 Rogers Cup, he defeated Pablo Andújar in straight sets before shocking an out-of-sorts Andy Murray in the second round with an easy victory.[5] He was defeated in the third round by Stanislas Wawrinka in a tight three set contest.

2012: 2nd ATP TitleEdit

Anderson opened 2012 with a third-round loss at the 2012 Australian Open. He followed it up with a win in Delray Beach, defeating qualifier Marinko Matosevic in the final.

At the French Open, he reached a career-best third round, where he was defeated by seventh seed Tomáš Berdych in five sets.[6]

2013: 1st Grand Slam 4th-Round AppearanceEdit

Anderson started the year at the Sydney International, where he reached the final, but lost to Australian Bernard Tomic in three sets.[7]

At the 2013 Australian Open, he defeated Fernando Verdasco in the third round, but lost to Tomáš Berdych in the fourth round. This was his career best in any Grand Slam event.

He played at Indian Wells, where he knocked out fourth seed David Ferrer. He reached the quarterfinals there before losing to Tomáš Berdych. He reached the fourth round of the French Open, before falling to Ferrer in straight sets. At Wimbledon, he lost in the third round to Berdych.

He reached the final in Atlanta in July, but lost his third final of the year in three tiebreaks to John Isner.

2014: 4 wins against top-5 OpponentsEdit

Anderson started the year by reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open, before being knocked out in straight sets by Tomáš Berdych. He then reached the final at Delray Beach, before losing to Marin Čilić in two tiebreaks. At the Mexican Open held in Acapulco, he again reached the final, losing to Grigor Dimitrov in three sets, with tiebreaks in the first and third sets.

In the Indian Wells Masters, Anderson reached the quarterfinals, after beating third seed Stan Wawrinka in a hard-fought upset in three sets. He lost to Roger Federer in straight sets. At the 2014 Madrid Open, he beat Radek Štěpánek, before losing to Tomáš Berdych. He repeated his success of 2013 by again reaching the fourth round in the French Open, before losing to fifth seed David Ferrer in four sets.

He then reached the quarterfinals of the AEGON Championships held at the Queen's Club, London, before losing to Radek Štěpánek. At the Wimbledon Championships he defeated Fabio Fognini to reach the fourth round, where he lost to Andy Murray.

Anderson made it to the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 event in Toronto after defeating Fognini and Stanislas Wawrinka. At the Cincinnati Masters, he had a disappointing first-round, straight-set exit at the hands of John Isner.

He made it to the third round of the US Open, where he lost to eventual champion Marin Čilić. At the Paris Masters he again defeated Wawrinka to reach the quarterfinals, after which Tomas Berdych beat him. The South African ended the year no. 16 in the ATP year-end rankings.

2015: Top-10 debutEdit

Anderson made the final in Memphis, losing to Kei Nishikori, but he made early exits in Estoril and Madrid. He then had a good run at Queen's Club, making the final before being defeated by Andy Murray in straight sets.[citation needed] He again reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, where he led eventual champion Novak Djokovic two sets to love, taking both sets through tiebreakers. However, he was unable to sustain his form for the next three sets and eventually lost the match in five sets. Anderson became the champion of the ATP 250 in Winston-Salem, earning his third career singles title. Anderson's big moment came in the US Open, where he defeated Andy Murray, advancing to his first quarterfinals in a Grand Slam after seven attempts. He won the first two sets, then lost the third set via tiebreaker, but after a hard-fought fourth set, Anderson pulled away, winning the tiebreaker 7–0 and captured the victory. He would next face Stan Wawrinka, whom he had beaten the last four times they played, including once that year. This was their eighth match overall, but the first at Grand Slam level. Wawrinka levelled the head to head at 4–4, beating Anderson in straight sets, including a bagel in the third.

Following a great US Open, Anderson traveled to Asia for the Japan Open, where he lost in the round of 32 to Gilles Müller. Despite this loss, he reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 on 12 October, the first South African tennis player in the top 10 in 18 years.[8] He then traveled to Shanghai for the Shanghai Masters (tennis), where he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. This was followed by the Vienna Open, where he lost to Steve Johnson in the quarterfinals. Traveling to Basel next, he was defeated by yet another American in Donald Young in the Round of 16. He reached the third round in the 2015 BNP Paribas Masters, but failed to capitalise on a match point against Rafael Nadal.[9]

2016: Injury strugglesEdit

 
Kevin Anderson at 2016 Erste Bank Open

Anderson started his season at Auckland as the fourth seed. He defeated Robin Haase in the second round, but lost to Jack Sock in the quarterfinals, despite winning the first set. Anderson was then scheduled to play at the Chennai Open, but withdrew due to a left knee injury. Anderson exited the Australian Open early in the first round and was advised to take some time off to sort out problems with his shoulder. He took the break and also had minor surgery on his ankle while he was out.[10] Anderson then returned to Delray Beach as the top seed. He lost the first set of his match against Austin Krajicek in the first round and then retired before the second set.

Anderson did not play again on tour until May at the Madrid Open. He lost in the first round against 13th seed Gaël Monfils. Anderson then played in Rome as the 16th seed. Anderson won his first-round match against Feliciano López, but lost in the second round to Juan Mónaco, despite winning the first set. Anderson then competed in Nice as the third seed. He defeated qualifier Diego Schwartzman, before losing to fifth seed João Sousa. Anderson then played at the French Open as the 18th seed, where he lost in the first round to Stéphane Robert. Anderson started his grass season at Queen's Club. Since he entered late, he had to go through qualifying. Anderson defeated Edward Corrie and Jiří Veselý, both in straight sets, to enter the main draw. He then lost to Bernard Tomic in the first round of the main draw. Anderson then played at Nottingham as the top seed. He defeated Ivan Dodig and 14th seed Fernando Verdasco to reach the quarterfinals, where he lost to sixth seed and eventual champion Steve Johnson. Anderson then played at Wimbledon as the 20th seed. He lost in the first round to Denis Istomin, despite winning the first two sets.

Anderson played at the Citi Open as the ninth seed. He lost in the second round to Malek Jaziri, despite winning the first set. Anderson then played in the Rogers Cup. He won his first-round match against Viktor Troicki. He then defeated sixth seed Dominic Thiem because Thiem had to retire. He then reached the quarterfinals after he defeated 12th seed Bernard Tomic for the first time. Anderson, however, lost to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets. The US Open saw his best performance in a Grand Slam for the year, defeating both Yoshihito Nishioka and Vasek Pospisil in straight sets, before bowing out to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round, also in straight sets.

2017: US Open finalEdit

2017 was a better year for Anderson, despite a slow start. He began the year at the Memphis Open in February, where he lost in the first round to Bosnian Damir Džumhur. He also lost in the first round of the Delray Beach Open to resurgent Juan Martín del Potro.

In March, he made it to the second round of Indian Wells, where he lost to Steve Johnson. In Miami, he again made it to the second round, where he was defeated by Kei Nishikori.

In Houston, he played doubles with Sam Querrey, making it to the semifinals before losing to Dustin Brown and Francis Tiafoe. He then traveled to Barcelona, where he got past Carlos Berlocq and David Ferrer, losing in the third round to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

In May, he defeated Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals of Estoril, before succumbing to an in-form Gilles Müller in the semifinals. He had to go through qualifying in Rome, only to lose in the first round to eventual champion Alexander Zverev. He then traveled to Geneva, where he made it to the quarterfinals, falling again to Kei Nishikori in three tight sets. At the French Open, he had to retire from his fourth-round match against Marin Čilić.

Anderson was back in action on the grass-court swing, making it to the second round of Eastbourne, where he lost to Richard Gasquet. At Wimbledon, he made it to the fourth round before falling to Sam Querrey in five tight sets.

He had his best result at the Citi Open in Washington, where he defeated Dominic Thiem in the second round and Jack Sock in the semifinals to earn a runner-up finish against Alexander Zverev. Anderson also made the quarterfinals in Montréal, again falling to Zverev. After losing in the first round in Cincinnati, he withdrew from Winston-Salem.

Anderson reached the quarterfinals at the 2017 US Open and defeated Sam Querrey in four sets. He defeated Pablo Carreño Busta in the semi-final in one of the most open grand-slams in recent times. He became the first South African player to reach the Grand Slam final since Kevin Curren in 1984 Australian Open. In his first ever Slam final, however, he lost to Rafael Nadal in three sets.[11][12]

EquipmentEdit

Anderson currently wears Lotto apparel and uses Srixon (a division of SRI Sports Limited) rackets. His racket of choice is the Srixon 2.0 tour.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Anderson started playing tennis at age 6 and was competitive in 800-metre races at school.

Anderson married his college girlfriend, golfer Kelsey O'Neal, in 2011, and they have bought a home in Delray Beach, Florida.[14] He is a permanent resident of the United States.[15]

Anderson, his wife Kelsey and former Coach GD Jones launched a tennis instructional website in June 2016 entitled Realife Tennis. The site offers practice and lifestyle tips from traveling the world playing tennis, as well as courses for improving one's tennis game.[16][17]

Anderson plays the guitar and is a fan of the British rock band Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler. His favourite TV show is House of cards.[18]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2017 US Open Hard   Rafael Nadal 3–6, 3–6, 4–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (3 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–8)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–9)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2008 Las Vegas Open, US International Hard   Sam Querrey 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2011 SA Tennis Open, South Africa 250 Series Hard   Somdev Devvarman 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 2–1 Mar 2012 Delray Beach Open, US 250 Series Hard   Marinko Matosevic 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 2–2 Jan 2013 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Bernard Tomic 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Loss 2–3 Apr 2013 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay   Tommy Robredo 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3
Loss 2–4 Jul 2013 Atlanta Open, US 250 Series Hard   John Isner 7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Loss 2–5 Feb 2014 Delray Beach Open, US 250 Series Hard   Marin Čilić 6–7(6–8), 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Loss 2–6 Mar 2014 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Hard   Grigor Dimitrov 6–7(1–7), 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 2–7 Feb 2015 Memphis Open, US 250 Series Hard (i)   Kei Nishikori 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–8 Jun 2015 Queen's Club Championships, UK 500 Series Grass   Andy Murray 3–6, 4–6
Win 3–8 Aug 2015 Winston-Salem Open, US 250 Series Hard   Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6–4, 7–5
Loss 3–9 Aug 2017 Washington Open, US 250 Series Hard   Alexander Zverev 4–6, 4–6
Loss 3–10 Sep 2017 US Open, US Grand Slam Hard   Rafael Nadal 3–6, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–1)
Indoor (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2012 Pacific Coast Championships, US 250 Series Hard (i)   Frank Moser   Mark Knowles
  Xavier Malisse
4–6, 6–1, [5–10]
Loss 0–2 Aug 2012 Washington Open, US 500 Series Hard   Sam Querrey   Treat Huey
  Dominic Inglot
6–7(7–9), 7–6(11–9), [5–10]
Win 1–2 Mar 2014 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay   Matthew Ebden   Feliciano López
  Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–3 Oct 2014 Valencia Open, Spain 500 Series Hard (i)   Jérémy Chardy   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
4–6, 2–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through the 2017 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 4R 4R 4R 1R A 11–9
French Open A Q3 1R 2R 3R 4R 4R 3R 1R 4R 14–8
Wimbledon 1R Q1 1R 2R 1R 3R 4R 4R 1R 4R 12–9
US Open A Q1 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R F 19–8
Win–Loss 0–2 0–1 2–4 4–4 4–4 9–4 11–4 12–4 2–4 12–3 56–34
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 2R 1R 3R QF QF 3R A 2R 10–8
Miami Masters 3R A 2R QF 3R 3R 3R 4R A 2R 13–8
Monte Carlo Masters A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A A A 1–4
Rome Masters A A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R 6–7
Madrid Masters A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R A 5–7
Canada Masters A A 3R 3R 1R 1R QF 1R QF QF 13–8
Cincinnati Masters 1R A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R 5–8
Shanghai Masters NMS A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R QF 2R 2R 8-8
Paris Masters A A A 2R 3R 2R QF 3R A 7–5
Win–Loss 2–2 0–1 4–5 9–9 5–9 12–9 12–9 11–8 7–5 5–5 67–62
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–13
Year-End Ranking 104 161 61 32 37 20 16 12 67

Men's doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R A 3R A 2–2
French Open A A A A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon QF 1R A 3R A A A 5–3
US Open A A 2R A A A A 1–1
Win–Loss 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 8–6

Record against top-10 playersEdit

Anderson's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface

*As of August 6, 2017.

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Anderson Rank
2008
1.   Novak Djokovic No. 3 Miami, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 6–4 122
2011
2.   Andy Murray No. 4 Montréal, Canada Hard 3R 6–3, 6–1 35
2013
3.   David Ferrer No. 4 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 37
2014
4.   David Ferrer No. 4 Acapulco, Mexico Hard QF 2–6, 4–2, ret. 21
5.   Stan Wawrinka No. 3 Indian Wells, United States Hard 4R 7–6(7–1), 4–6, 6–1 18
6.   Stan Wawrinka No. 4 Toronto, Canada Hard 3R 7–6(10–8), 7–5 21
7.   Stan Wawrinka No. 4 Paris, France Hard 3R 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 7–6(7–3) 18
2015
8.   Stan Wawrinka No. 4 London, UK Grass 2R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(13–11) 17
9.   Andy Murray No. 3 US Open, United States Hard 4R 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–0) 14
10.   Kei Nishikori No. 6 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 7–6(12–10), 7–6(7–3) 10
2016
11.   Dominic Thiem No. 9 Montréal, Canada Hard 2R 4–1, retired. 34
2017
12.   Dominic Thiem No. 7 Washington, USA Hard 3R 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(9–7) 45

Year End RankingsEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ http://www.publicnow.com/view/42243C5026A9FC6B5D38EEB22F0DBB519A8583E6
  17. ^ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/06/pulling-back-curtain/58918/#.V5ETMlfvG9Z
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