Kevin Anderson forced to skip 2019 clay-court season due to injury

Shahida Jacobs
Kevin Anderson in action

Kevin Anderson won’t play at Roland Garros this year with the South African confirming he will miss the entire clay-court swing due to injury.

The world No 6 has only featured in three tournaments in 2019 with the last being the Miami Open where he reached the quarter-final before losing 6-0, 6-4 to eventual winner Roger Federer.

He was then forced to withdraw from last week’s Monte-Carlo Masters due to a persistent elbow injury and the problem has now forced him to sit out the entire red dirt swing.

“I want to let you all know that I will unfortunately be missing the clay season this year,” the 32-year-old tweeted.

“I will keep working hard each day to get ready for grass.”

The tweet added: “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.”

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