New York Open suffers Kevin Anderson, Jack Sock and Alex De Minaur blow

Kevin Anderson

The New York Open has been hit by a triple setback with defending champion Kevin Anderson as well as Jack Sock and Alex De Minaur pulling out of the event.

Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Anderson picked up a right elbow injury during his Australian Open defeat last month and has not yet recovered fully.

He was replaced in the draw by American Frances Tiafoe, the man who beat him the second round at Melbourne Park.

Tiafoe’s compatriot Sock has also been forced to withdraw as he underwent surgery on torn ligaments in his finger and will be out of action for at least two months.

Australian De Minaur was another withdrawal from the ATP World Tour 250 series event, but he pulled out due to illness.

The New York Open will take place from February 11-17 in Uniondale.

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