Frustrated Anderson bows out of Australian Open

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson bowed out of the Australian Open on Tuesday after retiring in his first round match against America’s Rajeev Ram.

Ram was leading the encounter 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (7/4), 6-3, 3-0 when the 11th-ranked South African called it quits.

Anderson, 29, has been struggling with a knee injury of late and was also forced to pull out of the Chennai Open in India at the start of the year.

It is a frustrating start to the year for Anderson, who enjoyed a stellar 2015 by breaking into the world’s top 10 for the first time. He also reached a maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open when he defeated Britain’s Andy Murray in the Round of 16.

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