Kevin Anderson will welcome again to the ATP circuit for the primary time in six months, representing the South African group on the first ATP Cup to be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney in from January three.
"It will likely be a terrific occasion representing South Africa and in addition for the game of tennis," Anderson advised ATPTour.com. "Coming again to a giant stage, with assured matches is a perfect technique to begin the season.
Anderson, who has not performed in competitors since July 5 as a consequence of a proper knee damage, will lead the South African group to Brisbane alongside Lloyd Harris, Ruan Roelofse, Khololwam Montsi and Raven Klaasen.
"This can be a nice alternative to signify South Africa on this format, which makes numerous sense for the gamers," stated Anderson. "We’ve a superb group with Lloyd, who continues to enhance, and Raven, who has had an unbelievable 12 months in doubles.
"I will likely be wholesome and able to go, I convey numerous expertise and I’ve already performed rather a lot with these guys. Returning from accidents is at all times a bit tough, however as my coaching takes place, I will likely be prepared to go away within the first sport. "
Anderson was restricted to only 15 video games in the course of the 2019 season, which included lifting his sixth ATP Tour title on the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune (D. Karlovic). His final sport of the 12 months got here towards Guido Pella within the third spherical of Wimbledon on July 5. The previous world quantity 5 and his spouse Kelsey then welcomed their first little one, Keira, on September 27.
"1945 has been a tricky 12 months for me on the tennis courtroom," stated Anderson. "Arrive after my finest 12 months in 2018, begin the 12 months effectively and win in Pune. Then the accidents got here to me, first the elbow after which the knee, after the elbow was higher for the week.
"Wanting again, you continue to assume you might have achieved higher, however off the pitch, my spouse and I knew we might have our first child. So it was a blessing in disguise to have the ability to spend extra time with them, particularly at dwelling. General, I can&#zero39;t wait to get again to the sport area. "
Final month Anderson hosted Courtside Trigger, his third charity occasion, on the Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Membership. The occasion benefited First Serve, Dezzy & # 39; s Second Likelihood Animal Rescue and Ocean Conservancy & # 39; s Trash Free Seas Alliance.