The South African face of tennis, Kevin Anderson has called off his tennis season 2019. His team and doctors advised him to stay out from the ATP circuit this year. For the rest of the season, the former Wimbledon finalist, Anderson will be working on his recuperation and will be aiming to get fit. He aspires to be the fittest for tennis season 2020.
Despite making a winning start of the season in Pune at Maharashtra Open 2019, the World Number 18, Kevin Anderson dealt with a series of difficulties this year. Recently, he withdrew from the US Open 2019 with a right knee injury.
Before the US Open, the six-feet eight inches tall tennis player, Anderson has been withdrawing from various tennis tournaments throughout the year. He collectively participated in just four tournaments.
The two-time Grand Slam finalist has just won 11 matches this year, which includes his title victory in Pune, India. Injury woes frustrated the skyscraper of tennis and eventually, it impelled him to discontinue the tennis season 2019.
The Laver Cup 2019 will be getting underway on September 20. Kevin Anderson was part of Team World which is led by tennis veteran, John McEnroe. The South African, Anderson was the highest-ranked tennis player in the Team World but now, he is ruled out from the tournament. Former World Number eight American, Jack Sock will probably be Anderson’s replacement in the Laver Cup’s team.
Earlier this year, Kevin Anderson called off the entire clay-court season and did not feature in any of the European clay tournaments. It was due to his right elbow injury, which also led him to miss the Roland-Garros 2019.
At the beginning of the year, Anderson was ranked World Number six and presently he is ranked 18th in the world. Last year, he qualified for the ATP Finals event in London and fell to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.