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Kevin Anderson acknowledges South African President's call

Kevin Anderson acknowledges South African President's call
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Capetown [South Africa], July 17 (ANI): South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has said that he received a phone call from President Cyril Ramaphosa right before his Wimbledon final and he really appreciates the gesture.

Anderson was appreciated widely for his fantastic run in the recently-concluded Wimbledon where he lost 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) in the final of the championship against Serbian Novak Djokovic.

In an interview with the local radio station, Wimbledon finalist said that the kind of sports he has got from across the world is amazing and he really appreciates the call from President.

"The support I've had has been amazing right across the board, from people here in London to other athletes in South Africa," Sports24 quoted Anderson, as saying.

"I spoke to our president right before the match. He said that the whole country was proud and behind me and to just give it my best shot. I really appreciated the call," he added.

The 32-year-old, in one of the major upsets of the tournament, defeated defending champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 in a thrilling quarter-final clash.

Meanwhile, Anderson has attained the career high fifth spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings. (ANI)


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: ANI

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