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Anderson eyeing return from injury after coronavirus lockdown

Kevin Anderson (PA/Supplied)
Kevin Anderson (PA/Supplied)

Kevin Anderson is trying to make the most of tennis' enforced coronavirus break and is back on court training after undergoing knee surgery.

Anderson had a brilliant 2018, reaching the Wimbledon final, but 2019 was a near-total wipe-out due to injury.

He was finally forced to go under the knife in February of this year after a failed comeback attempt, describing the challenges of the injury as "beyond difficult and frustrating".

However, he confirmed his return to practice this week in a Twitter post, boosting hopes he may be nearing a return to the Tour once the coronavirus crisis is over.

"Keeping my focus on getting stronger on court right now with my team during these uncertain times we're having," Anderson said.

"Hope everyone stays safe."

Anderson has seen his ranking plummet to 123 since the injury struck, managing just three tournaments this year before the surgery.

With no tournaments now scheduled for the next six weeks, he will be hoping he can be in contention to make a quick return when the Tour resumes.

- TEAMtalk media

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