World No. 10 Kevin Anderson won't be returning to action next week as he has announced his withdrawal from the Cincinnati Masters. The 33-year-old hasn't played since picking up a third round exit at Wimbledon due to a knee injury.
Previously, the South-African pulled out from Washington and this week's Montreal Masters. After a career-best season on the tour last year, Anderson hasn't been able to continue his progress this year as injuries have limited him to only five tournaments played.
"Unfortunately, I picked up a knee injury a few weeks ago. At the advice of my physio and doctors, I have had to take a few weeks off for my knee to fully heal. I'm sorry to not be at the Coupe Rogers this week and in Cincinnati next week but I'm working hard to get back to full health.
It's been a tough year for me injury-wise, so thank you for all of your support," Anderson said in a statement posted on his Twitter account. It remains to be seen will Anderson be ready for the US Open, which kicks off on August 26.