Kevin Anderson Explains Absence from Davis Cup
World No. 37 Kevin Anderson released an open letter explaining his absence from the South African Davis Cup team in their tie this weekend against Canada.
Anderson cited financial concerns, along with the risk of injury, as the reasons for not playing.
“At the end of the day, I believe that I have to look out for my own career and my family’s future,” Anderson wrote. “My whole life I have made countless sacrifices in order to be the best athlete I can be. Unfortunately, sometimes that means making tough decisions, especially when it comes to Davis Cup. I am a proud South African and I don’t believe I have to prove this by sacrificial Davis Cup participation, 3 times a year. I proudly represent South African every time I step out onto the court; I fundamentally believe that South African representation at ATP, WTA and Grand Slam events is just as important for tennis in South Africa as the Davis Cup.”
The full statement is available here.