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Anderson misses main draw

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  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.