No shelter for Anderson as he tries to escape injury woes in Winston Salem
Kevin Anderson is hoping to make his definitive escape from knee injury hell by taking a wild card into next week’s last-chance tune-up before the start of the US Open in a fortnight.
The Florida-based South African will hope to front up in Winston-Salem after failing to make it to court since Wimbledon.
The 2018 finalist at the All England Club has been dogged by his knee problems for months, with ever attempt to come back so far postponed.
After winning a title in India the first week of the year, it’s been all about nothing for Ando, who has competed in just five events this season.
Local officials are playing up the return of the 2015 champion:
“We are thrilled that his first matches since Wimbledon will be in the Triad (local area),TD Bill Oakes said.
“He’s a tough competitor and knows that being here gives a great opportunity to prepare for the US Open.”
The 33-year-old has dropped from the Top 10 – he briefly touched No. 5 – as a result of his enforced inactivity and currently ranks 14th.
Written by Bill Scott for Grandslamtennis.online. To read more visit grandslamtennis.online