NEW YORK – Kevin Anderson heads up the South African contingent at the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the year, starting in New York, USA, on Monday.
The 16th-seed will take on American teenager, Zachary Svajda, in the first round of the singles.
Anderson is no stranger to the hard-court surfaces having finished in runner-up position two years ago. He lost to Spaniard superstar Rafael Nadal in the final.
Nadal will be entering the fray as the tournament’s second-seed behind Novak Djokovic from Serbia.
Anderson went through a purple patch between 2017 and 2018 when he also made the final at Wimbledon. The 33-year-old is still in search of an elusive Grand Slam title after shaking off a spate of injuries that have limited his participation this year.