African standard bearer Anderson still going it alone

LONDON (Reuters) – It used to be said Andy Murray required broad shoulders to carry British hopes at Wimbledon but spare a thought for Kevin Anderson — a lone standard bearer for a whole continent.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 6, 2018 South Africa’s Kevin Anderson celebrates winning the third round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

The 32-year-old was one of only two players from the vast African continent to start in the men’s singles at the grasscourt Grand Slam this year — the other being Tunisian veteran Malek Jaziri who lost in the first round.

In the women’s draw, Africa’s sole representative, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, won a round but Anderson, now based in the United States, has, as…

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