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Kevin Anderson opts for US Citizenship over Davis Cup tie

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Updated March 21, 2012
Kevin Anderson opts for U.S. citizenship
Kevin Anderson opts for U.S. citizenship

Kevin Anderson, one of the top South African tennis player confirmed that he would be missing the crucial Davis cup match against Slovenia next a tie which is meant to ensure the SA’s qualification for the World group playoffs in the Euro-Africa Group One.

The South Africa team captian John-Laffnie de Jager revealed that anderson will be missing the tie in pursunace of his U.S. citizenship,Anderson ranked no.28 in the world said he is in the process of obtaining his green card and he cant leave the U.S. without a visa.

Anderson and two other important players for the Davis Cup tie South Africa no. 2 Rik De Voest and Fritz Wolmerans which is a big blow for the South African team as they are the very important players for the team to face Slovenia.

Disappointed team captain John-Laffnie de Jager stated that Anderson could have done his application earlier as he was already aware of the dates for the Davis Cup tie so that the issue of visa would not arise also knowing that he is a crucial member of the team and the it is important that a victory is recorded against Slovenia to qualify for the World Group playoffs for the fourth year in succession.

John-Laffnie de Jager who could not hide his disappointment also citing deliberate evasion wondered if Anderson’s visa would be ready for the ATP clay court season in Europe which will come on after the Davis Cup tie.

His presence would have seemingly given South Africa a clear advantage against Slovenia as he would have easily been the highest-ranked player in either team would also have been a major draw card after winning an ATP tournament in the US this year and establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with on the international circuit,De Jager said.

The team captain is upbeat on victory against Slovenia as other players ready to go and make South africa proud even though he admitted that the absence of Anderson,Wolmerans and De Voest is a setback for the whole team.