KEVIN ANDERSON WINS FIRST ATP 500 TITLE AND QUALIFIES FOR FIRST ATP FINALS

October 29, 2018

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World number 6, Kevin Anderson, celebrated his biggest career title yesterday in Austria by winning the ATP 500 Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Anderson powered to victory over Kei Nishikori winning 6-3, 7-6(3) to lift his second trophy of 2018 and the 5th title of his career.

This victory was also enough to book him a place in the season ending ATP Finals in London for the first time where he will be among the 8 best players in the world competing for the title.

“It’s fantastic. It’s been a huge goal of mine all year,” said Anderson. “I felt I came pretty close the two previous seasons, but I missed out on it. I think it’s one of our biggest tournaments of the year, really celebrates the Top 8 players of the year. You have to win a lot of big matches against the best opponents in the world to book your spot there, so it’s fantastic to be amongst the best eight players in the world.”

Kevin’s recent success has coincided with him switching rackets to Dunlop’s new CX 200 Tour 18×20 racket, the design of which he collaborated on with Dunlop and is scheduled for a global market release on 1st November 2018.

The big-serving South African has worked closely with Dunlop to develop the premium performance racket that provides him with increased control and allows for more aggressive shots without fear of overhitting.

“As a tennis player, the racket is the single most important piece of equipment to me,” said Kevin Anderson. “I’ve worked very closely with Dunlop to ensure that the racket is perfect for me and helps me to do what I love doing most, winning tennis matches. The game is changing all the time and I need to make sure the racket I’m using allows me to perform to the best of my ability.”

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