Kevin Anderson cleared by doctors to start practicing

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Kevin Anderson cleared by doctors to start practicing

Former world No. 5 Kevin Anderson has been cleared by the doctors to start practicing as the South African hit the practice court with his team on Saturday. "Keeping my focus on getting stronger on court right now with my team during these uncertain times we’re having.

Hope everyone stays safe," Anderson said in a Twitter post. Injuries limited 33-year-old Anderson to only five events last year but he was ready to start this year at the ATP Cup in the opening week of the season. Unfortunately, it didn't take long before the South African suffered another setback as he underwent a right knee surgery last month.

Anderson, now ranked at No. 123 in the world, played only three events before he underwent yet another knee surgery. After taking part at the inaugural ATP Cup, Anderson exited the Australian Open in the second round before he picked up a first round loss at the New York Open.

The good news is that Anderson has started practicing less than a month after undergoing a surgery but his comeback date remains uncertain as there won't be any ATP events for at least the next six weeks due to the coronavirus.