Green Card keeps Anderson out of Davis Cup match
South Africa’s best tennis player, Kevin Anderson, cannot compete in the Davis Cup due to his application for US citizenship
South African No.1 Kevin Anderson is set to miss the upcoming Davis Cup match with Slovenia due to issues with his attempt to gain US citizenship.
The crucial Euro-Africa tie will take place at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Johannesburg during the weekend of 6 to 8 April. A victory is needed for South Africa to qualify for the world play-offs. Should this happen it would be the country’s fourth time in succession they have qualified for the playoffs.
Anderson, who is enjoying his highest ever ranking, currently no.28 in the world, is in the process of applying for a US citizenship and cannot leave the country while this is underway.
“Kevin told me that while he is in the process of obtaining his green card he is not able to leave the US without a visa, ” team captain John-Laffnie De Jager told journalists.