South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has revealed that the practice sessions at the home of golf legend Jack Nicklaus has been the source of inspiration for his success at the Queen’s tournament.
Anderson reached the finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event after a scintillating 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 victory over seventh seed Gilles Simon on Saturday.
The world number 17, who battered Simon into submission with 34 aces, taking his tally for the tournament to 96, had sharpened his grass-court game in the unusual surroundings of Nicklaus’s house in Florida.
Anderson said that he was actually very lucky to be able to get up to Nicklaus’ house, Sport24 reported.
Anderson admitted he tried to pick the brains of the legendary golfer, who amassed 73 PGA Tour titles in his glittering career, insisting that he tried to listen what Nicklaus had to say.