Kevin Anderson Withdraws From Roland Garros 2019

Published 04/23/2019, 5:15 PM EDT
Kevin Anderson


The 2018 Wimbledon finalist, Kevin Anderson withdrew from the New York Open this year in the month of February, all because of his right elbow injury. Thereafter he also pulled out from the Indian Wells 2019.

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His prevailing elbow injury compelled him to stay away from the clay courts until now. It has been a tough year for the South African skyscraper, Kevin Anderson and eventually, he decides to skip the clay court season this year as his elbow requires more time to recover.

“I will, unfortunately, be missing the clay season this year,” Kevin Anderson tweeted. “After discussing with my doctors and team, we thought the best decision is to rest and rehab my elbow injury for a few more weeks”. He is distressed about not playing on the European terre battue which also includes this year’s Roland Garros.

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Kevin Anderson

This hiatus from tennis is important for the rangy South African in order to have a prolonged successful career in tennis. Until the beginning of the French Open 2019, Kevin Anderson will remain inside the top ten of ATP singles rankings.

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Nevertheless, Kevin Anderson is eyeing to emulate his last year’s Wimbledon eminence, where he reached the finals and maybe this he expects to add a Grand Slam title to his name. “I will keep working hard each day to get healthy again in time for (the) grass (season). I’m very disappointed to be missing Estoril, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros but I know this is the right decision for the long term in my career.”

Kevin Anderson

This year, the World Number six, Kevin Anderson has taken part in just two tournaments, the first one being the Australian Open 2019 where he was seeded fifth and was defeated by Francis Tiafoe in four sets in the second round. And the next one was the Miami Open, where he lost to the eventual champion, Roger Federer in the quarterfinals and the Swiss tennis ace bageled him out in the opening set. 

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