Men’s Tennis – Wimbledon: Anderson on course for SW19

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Kevin Anderson should be fit to take his place at Wimbledon later this month, according to his agent.

The tall South African has been struggling with a shoulder problem in recent weeks and was forced to withdraw from Queen’s Club.

Anderson, who had been seeded eight for the Aegon Championships, conceded that he faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the year’s third Grand Slam.

But the news on the big-serving right hander is positive ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on June 24.

Agent Stuart Duguid said: “It was more of a precautionary measure (pulling out of Queen’s) than anything else. I’m pretty sure Kevin will be okay for the big Grand Slam event.

“In fact, he is considering seeking a wild card to play in one of the pre-Wimbledon tournaments next week for some valuable match practice on a grass.”

Anderson, currently at his best world ranking of 23, has enjoyed a good year to date – reaching the fourth round of both the Australian and French Opens.

But, surprisingly, the 27-year-old has never got past the second round at Wimbledon in five appearances at SW19.

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