Kevin Anderson saved a match point and strengthened his Nitto ATP Finals bid on Monday, beating recent China Open champion Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3 to start the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna.
The South African is trying to make his debut at the prestigious season finale, to be held 11-18 November at The O2 in London. Anderson is in seventh place in the ATP Race To London, with 3,765 points, 105 behind sixth-placed Marin Cilic (3,870), who advanced on Monday at the Swiss Indoors Basel. The top eight in the Race on 5 November qualify.
Basilashvili, who reached a career-high No. 23 ...more
Roger Federer thought his days of competing for a Swiss Indoors Basel title were done. It was 2001, 17 years and eight Basel titles ago, and Federer had just lost to Brit Tim Henman in his second hometown final.
The Swiss thought the lifelong dream that he'd had since he was a ball boy for two years at the tournament – winning the Basel title – would never happen.
View Basel Draw
“I was never going to win, period. That was it. Because I thought I had two chances, I wasted both opportunities... You don't get many more opportunities,” Federer said.
He's had a few more cha...more
Kevin Anderson and Kei Nishikori, Lucas Pouille and Philipp Kohlschreiber, who are competing at the Erste Bank Open 500, visited the Vienna State Opera on Monday.
Austria’s opera house, which employs more than 1,000 people, produces 50 to 60 operas per year and 10 ballet productions, including more than 350 performances.
Home hope Dominic Thiem, who is currently eighth in the ATP Race To London for a spot at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November, leads the ATP World Tour 500 field in Vienna. Seventh-placed Anderson and 10th-positioned Nishikori are also in...more
Nick Kyrgios reveals the last time he missed a flight, the last time he strung a tennis racquet and more on ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot.
Watch as Marin Cilic crushes a forehand winner against Denis Shapovalov at the Swiss Indoors Basel on Monday. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.
Watch as top seed Dominic Thiem shares his excitement ahead of playing in front of home fans at the Erste Bank Open 500, with valuable ATP Rankings points available as the battle to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in London intensifies.
Watch as Kevin Anderson discusses his desire to play his best tennis at the Erste Bank Open 500, after disappointing results in recent visits, with an opportunity to gain ground in the ATP Race To London. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.
Watch as Marin Cilic reflects on his recent form ahead of the Swiss Indoors Basel and shares his ambition to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in London as the regular season reaches its climax. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com
Watch highlights as Borna Coric and Kevin Anderson advance on Monday at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com. Photo: GEPA-pictures.
Watch hot shot as Nikoloz Basilashvili crushes a backhand past Kevin Anderson at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.