Anderson reaches career-high ranking

Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)
Kevin Anderson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson reached a career-high ranking when the official ATP World Tour rankings were released on Monday.

The South African jumped three spots to No 5 after his heroics at Wimbledon where he reached the final before losing 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) to Serbia's Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

Djokovic's fourth Wimbledon win propelled him back into the top 10, jumping 11 places to 10th in the rankings and ending an eight months top 10 exile.

Spain's Rafael Nadal remains top of the table and has widened the gap over No 2 Roger Federer, who was eliminated by Anderson in a marathon quarter-final at Wimbledon.

Latest ATP rankings:

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9 310

2. Roger Federer (SUI) 7 080

3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5 665

4. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 5 395

5. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4 655

6. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 610

7. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3 905

8. John Isner (USA) 3 720

9. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3 665

10. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3 355

11. David Goffin (BEL) 3 120

12. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2 470

13. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2 155

14. Jack Sock (USA) 2 075

15. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2 030

16. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 1 995

17. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 1 940

18. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 1 935

19. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 1 835

20. Kei Nishikori (JAP) 1 800

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