Anderson out of Davis Cup again
Tennis star Kevin Anderson will not represent South Africa at this year's Davis Cup competition.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Davis Cup captain John Laffnie de Jager expects tennis star Kevin Anderson to opt to represent the US in the Davis Cup rather than his native South Africa.
Anderson, who represented South Africa in Davis Cup action in 2008 and 2011, has publicly expressed his reasons for not wanting to represent the South African team, revealing details of his conversations with de Jager on his official blog.
The world number 22 penned an open letter to de Jager, citing his carefully planned tour schedule and an inadequate remuneration offer from Tennis South Africa as the motivating factors behind his decision.
De Jager, however, expects Anderson to turn his back permanently on the South African team in favour of the US, with the Johannesburg-born ace having applied for dual citizenship at the end of last year.
"I don't think he will play for South Africa again. He'll only play if they pay him a lot of money because that's what it's all about for him. I personally think he's going to play for America when he qualifies to play for them in 2015.
"If it's about money, which we know it is, then it's a smart move for him because America will be able to pay him a lot more money. He hasn't shown any interest in wanting to play Davis Cup for South Africa."