Anderson honoured to share court with Nadal
Cape Town - Kevin Anderson says it was an "honour" to play his first Grand Slam final against world No 1 Rafael Nadal.
Anderson lost in straight sets to the Spanish star on Sunday, which saw Nadal win his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title overall.
Anderson, 31, is the first South African to make the US Open final in tennis' Open era which started in 1968. In 1965. SA-born Cliff Drysdale made the final of the US National Championships (as the US Open was previously termed).
The Johannesburg-born 6-foot-8 Anderson was looking to become the first South African to win a Grand Slam singles title since Johan Kriek won the 1981 Australian Open.
Anderson took to Twitter to thank the 16-time Grand Slam winner for sharing the stage with him: