- Stapleton flies flag for SA in India
- Judoka ready to get to grips for Team SA
- SA’s six Games boxers ready to take to the ring
- SA duo up for prestigious world awards
- SA youngsters aim for a repeat of 2014
- Health issues as South Africa play catch-up in India
- Team SA head off to Angola on Region 5 Games mission
- Mthembu puts SA back on podium… after 23 years!
- Reverse strategy puts Waschefort in front
- Debut Hawaii win for Jordy Smith
Anderson misses main draw
- Updated: August 3, 2010
By Mark Etheridge
Our top ranked tennis player, Kevin Anderson narrowly failed to make the main draw of the ATP500 Legg Mason Classic in Washington, DC this week.
Anderson, who has shown good form lately to be ranked 80th in the world after making the semi-finals of the Atlanta Classic and the second round of the Farmers Classic last week, reached the final stages of qualifying.
The top ranked qualifer, in the first round he beat Slovakia’s Ivo Klec in 7-6 6-4.
That meant that he came up against Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the second round.
But he was unable to get the better of the 12th ranked qualifier and went down in three sets 4-6┬á 7-6 6-4.
The latest tennis rankings released this week see Anderson dropping down to 84th after last week’s results.
In other tennis action coming up our doubles player Jeff Coetzee (teamed with Britain’s Jamie Murray) plays in the Austrian Open challenge event in Kitzbuhel on Tuesday.