08/24 15:41 CDT 2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson out with injured knee
2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson out with injured knee
NEW YORK (AP) --- Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson has pulled out of
the U.S. Open with an injured right knee.
The 33-year-old South African was the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Flushing
Meadows in 2017 and to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced Anderson's withdrawal Saturday and said
he would be replaced in the main draw by Paolo Lorenzi of Italy, who lost in
Anderson hasn't played in a tournament since losing in the third round of
Wimbledon in July.
He had been seeded No. 16 for the U.S. Open and could have faced defending
champion Djokovic in the fourth round.
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