London - South Africa's Kevin Anderson hit out at social media haters for
targeting him with death threats after he lost in the first round at
The 30-year-old, Africa's only player in the world top 50, slumped to
a 4-6, 6-7 (13/15), 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 defeat to Denis Istomin of
"Bummed to have lost yesterday, but at least I had a ton of death
threats on facebook and twitter to make me feel better about things...,"
"Thanks to GOOD people out there who stick with me through this tough year. My #Wimbledonis done, looking forward to US Hardcourt Season."
Anderson reached a career high of 10 in the world last year, but this season has seen him plagued by knee and elbow injuries.
The Florida-based player has won just five matches all year.