With a career-best ranking of fifth in the world, Kevin Anderson has been one of the top players in the world for years and a multiple Grand Slam finalist. Below you can find Kevin Anderson’s racquet along with its specifications, customization and other players has been explained in this piece below.
One of the tallest players on the tour, Anderson’s best years on court came in the period between 2017 and 2018 when he reached the final of two Grand Slam tournaments.
At the 2017 US Open, the 28th seeded Anderson took advantage of an open draw thanks to the withdrawal of Andy Murray and the early defeats of Marin Cilic and Alexander Zverev to reach the title-decider. There, he fell to Rafael Nadal.
This was followed by a final at the 2018 Wimbledon where the eighth seeded South African needed to get past Roger Federer and John Isner in successive five-setters to make it to the final.
Having played more than 150 games across those two matches, an exhausted Anderson fell to Novak Djokovic to narrowly miss out on a Grand Slam victory.
Later that year, he also qualified for his first, and only till date, ATP Finals, in which he was a winner over Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori to enter the semifinal.
Surprisingly, however, Anderson has never made it to the final of a Masters, with the semifinals at the Madrid Masters and the Canadian Open in 2018 being his best showing ever.
That semifinal in Madrid was also his best showing on clay by some distance, having only reached the final of one clay court tournament in his career – an ATP 250 in Morocco.
The lack of results on clay was an obvious indicator of Anderson’s reliance on his powerful serve and his smashing groundstrokes, something that has often been blunted on the red dirt. That said, he still has a bunch of fourth round appearances at Roland Garros to go with that Madrid Masters showing.
So, Which is Kevin Anderson’s Racquet?
Kevin Anderson uses the little-known Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour which he strings using the Babolat VS Team ad Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power in the mains and crosses respectively.
The South African has been using the Srixon, which was a more commonly-used racquet in Asia than in USA or Europe, since 2014. It is also used by British player Heather Watson.
Get the original Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour (18X20) racquet specifications below (this is the racquet Anderson uses and endorses).
- Length: 27 in/68.58 cm
- Head Size: 95 sq.in./613 sq.cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.7 oz/332 g
- Tension: TBA
- Balance: 12.59 in/32 cm/7 pts HL
- Beam Width: 20.5 mm/20.5 mm/20.5 mm
- Composition: Sonic Core Infinergy/Graphite
- Swing Weight: 318
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Kevin Anderson uses, the Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour:
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