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Anderson forced to put comeback on hold

21st March 2020, 15:16 by Tom McGarry

Kevin Anderson has confirmed he is progressing well following knee surgery but the coronavirus outbreak has put his comeback on hold.

The former world number five missed the second half of last season after undergoing an operation in September. He was then forced to go under the knife again last month to repair a torn meniscus.

Anderson has since been been making good progress in his recovery and was targeting a return to competitive action at April's Monte Carlo Masters.

However, the coronavirus outbreak has forced both the ATP and WTA Tours to suspend all action until June at the earliest.

"My recovery's gone great. I think it's been really successful so far... I probably would have been ready for Monte Carlo and the clay-court season," Anderson told the ATPTour.com.

"Obviously that's not going to happen anymore, so we just had to re-adjust and now I'll be at home, and I feel like the toughest part of getting over the surgery and recovery has been done."

The 33-year-old, who was last in action at the New York Open in February, feels he will be fit and raring to go when the suspension is lifted on the season.

He added: "I feel quite confident where I am right now and I can maintain as much as I can while not being able to train properly, and hopefully things settle down and it's more safe to go outside, I'll be able to resume and get back with things."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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