Chennai Open: Kevin Anderson withdraws, Ramkumar to play Kudryavtsev

Jan 07, 2016, 08:15 IST | PTI

Chennai: Indian youngster Ramkumar Ramanathan will not have to face world number 12 Kevin Anderson for a place in the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open as the South African has withdrawn from the ATP event due to a knee injury.

21-year-old Ramkumar, who shocked world number 98 Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the first round on Tuesday, will now take on Russia's 164th ranked Alexander Kudryavtsev, who sneaked into the singles draw as a Lucky Loser.

"So sorry I'm not able to compete in the @chennaiopen. Was really excited to play for all the Indian tennis fans. I hope to return next year," Anderson tweeted.

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