Australian Open

Frustrated Anderson bows out

2016-01-19 06:54
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson bowed out of the Australian Open on Tuesday after retiring in his first round match against America's Rajeev Ram.

Ram was leading the encounter 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (7/4), 6-3, 3-0 when the 11th-ranked South African called it quits.

Anderson, 29, has been struggling with a knee injury of late and was also forced to pull out of the Chennai Open in India at the start of the year.

It is a frustrating start to the year for Anderson, who enjoyed a stellar 2015 by breaking into the world’s top 10 for the first time. He also reached a maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open when he defeated Britain’s Andy Murray in the Round of 16.

Kevin Anderson smashes his racquet in frustration... (AP)

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