New York, August 25: Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson withdrew from the US Open on Saturday due to a right knee injury.
The 33-year-old South African lost the 2017 final at Flushing Meadows to Rafael Nadal and finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic last year at Wimbledon.
Anderson's place in the draw will go to Italian lucky loser Paolo Lorenzi, the US Tennis Association announced. US Open 2019 Rankings: Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka Named US Open Top Seeds.
World number 17 Anderson has not played since his third-round exit at Wimbledon last month. Injury ruled him out of the recent hardcourt events at Washington, Montreal and Cincinnati.
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