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Anderson sidelined after knee surgery

Field Level Media
22 Feb 2020, 07:19 GMT+10

Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson revealed Friday that he underwent surgery on his right knee.

Anderson, 33, said he had the medial meniscus repaired on Wednesday. The South African didn't divulge a timetable for his return.

"After consulting with medical professionals and my team, we decided that having surgery was the best way forward," Anderson said on his Twitter account. "It is beyond difficult and frustrating to have to deal with this, after the setbacks I had last year.

"But I know it's the right decision for me to get back to where I want to, and rest assured I will do everything in my power to get there."

Anderson dealt with elbow and knee injuries during the 2019 season.

The knee injury -- to the same knee -- led him to withdraw from the U.S. Open. He withdrew from the French Open due to the elbow injury.

Anderson lost to Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final in 2017, and fell to Novak Djokovic in the 2018 Wimbledon final.

Anderson was ranked as high as No. 5 in the world in July of 2018. He is currently ranked No. 121.

--Field Level Media

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