Kevin Anderson will miss the clay season to further get his elbow right. The South African missed nearly two months of tennis between Australia and Miami due to the elbow, but after playing in South Florida last month, he felt it still wasn’t sufficiently ready for the tour.
“I wanted to let you all know that I will unfortunately be missing the clay season this year,” Anderson posted on social media. “After discussing with my doctors and team, we thought the best decision is to rest and rehab my elbow injury for a few more weeks. I will keep working hard each day to get healthy again in time for grass.
“I’m very disappointed to be missing Estoril, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros – all incredible events that have been so great to me and I love going back to – but I know this is the right decision for the long term in my career.
“I will also miss seeing the fans there, but I appreciate all of your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.”
It will mark the first time in the 32-year-old’s career he will not play on the clay.
The 6th-ranked Anderson has a Madrid semifinal and a French fourth round coming off his rankings before his Wimbledon final rolls off in July.
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