Andy Murray V Kevin Anderson: The statistics

South African number 1 Kevin Anderson shows his game face.
South African number 1 Kevin Anderson shows his game face. Photo: PA

South Africa's Kevin Anderson will take on Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray as he defends his title on Centre Court this afternoon.

Murray, who is yet to lose a set in this year's tournament, is the bookies' favourite to win but how does Anderson measure up?

Kevin Anderson

  • Age: 28
  • Height: At 6'8 'gentle giant' Anderson is one of the tallest players in the competition
  • Nickname: The Buzz Saw
  • World ranking: 20
  • Started playing tennis: Age 6
  • Turned pro: 2007
  • Titles: None but reached third round in US open and represented South Africa at Beijing Olympics.
  • Times played Wimbledon: 6
  • Best Wimbledon Performance: Reached third round in 2013.
  • Aim: To be the first South African to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon since Wayne Ferreira in 2000.
Wimbledon champ Andy Murray.
Wimbledon champ Andy Murray. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray

  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6'3
  • Nickname: Muzza
  • World ranking: 5
  • Started playing tennis: Age 2
  • Turned pro: 2005
  • Titles: Wimbledon Champion 2013 and won gold men's singles London Olympics
  • Times played Wimbledon: 8
  • Best Wimbledon performance: Champion 2013
  • Aim: As the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years Murray aims to defend his title.