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Injured Anderson pulls out of New York Open

Kevin Anderson (AP)
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Uniondale - Defending champion Kevin Anderson has withdrawn from the New York Open because of a right elbow injury.

Frances Tiafoe, the American who beat Anderson en route to the Australian Open quarter-finals, was added to the field on Thursday.

Anderson, the world No 5, was hurt during his second-round defeat to Tiafoe at last month's Australian Open.

Anderson was the runner-up last year at Wimbledon and said his victory on Long Island "kick-started my year in 2018 and I was very excited to return."

The South African's withdrawal leaves American John Isner as the highest-ranked player in the field at No 9.

Anderson outlasted Isner in a marathon semi-final at Wimbledon last year.

Australian Alex de Minaur, last year's ATP top rookie, also pulled out of the tournament because of an injury.

The tournament starts on Sunday.

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