South Africa’s two stand-out tennis stars of 2017 – Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen – have received nominations in this year’s ATP World Tour Awards.
The candidates for the awards, presented by Moët & Chandon, are the Top 25 players in the Emirates ATP Race To London and Top 15 teams in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London – as of 11 September.
Nominated in the singles category is world No16, Anderson, who’s in 12th place for the Emirates ATP Race To London.
The 31-year-old Anderson made history this year when he reached his first Grand Slam final at the US Open, locking horns against world’s number one, Rafael Nadal.
Johannesburg-born and now United States based Anderson made appearances in two ATP quarter-finals, one semi-final, and two finals (one of which was a grand slam).
He also reached the round of 16 at the Wimbledon Championship.
Meanwhile nominated in the doubles category, world No19, Klaasen, who celebrated his 35th birthday earlier this week – was also, together with his American partner Rajeev Ram, in good form this year.
The pair made an impression this year, by making an appearance in five quarter-final rounds of the ATP tournaments, two in the semi-finals, and four in the finals.
Source: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee.