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Kevin Anderson receives #USOpen Sportsmanship Award

The award is for players who demonstrate excellence in sportsmanship throughout the US Open Series.

FILE: South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson in action at the 2015 US Open. Picture: US Open/Facebook

NEW YORK - South Africa's Kevin Anderson received the fifth annual US Open Sportsmanship Award on Wednesday.

The award which is awarded to professional tennis players who demonstrate excellence in sportsmanship throughout the US Open Series and the grand slam itself.

The United States Tennis Association's (USTA) Todd Martin said, "Of all the players on tour, Kevin consistently ranks among those who best embody respect and sportsmanship, even in the heat of competition."

USTA Chairman, CEO and President Katrina Adams said, "He is a tremendous role model and is deserving of this year's US Open Sportsmanship Award."

Anderson receives a trophy and a $5,000 donation to the charity of his choice.

Li Na and David Ferrer won it in 2013 while Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki won it last year.

Meanwhile, Anderson is out of the US Open after he was beaten by Stan Wawrinka.