ATP Tour

Odesnik in De Voest's way

2013-08-21 19:30
Rik de Voest (File)

Johannesburg - The tricky, arduous path into next week's main draw in the United States Open grand slam event at Flushing Meadows started for South Africa's Rik de Voest on Wednesday.

His South African parents immigrated to the United States when the now, 24-year-old Wayne Odesnik was four-years-old, reaching a career-best 77th world ranking since from his Florida base and regularly holding a place among the top 100 since turning professional.

"With all the best players in the world competing."

One of those who will find his way into the main draw with automatic qualification is South Africa's 19th world ranked Kevin Anderson, who in contrast to De Voest has made himself unavailable for Davis Cup duty, citing his tournament commitments as one of the reasons.

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