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Kevin takes on No558

Kevin Anderson is in action at this week’s Aegon International tournament┬á at Eastbourne as the warm-up to Wimbledon continues.

Our top-ranked player at No38 on the ATP Tour rankings, Anderson has what looks like a relatively easy first round draw on Tuesday, writes Mark Etheridge.

He comes up against the little-known British player Alexander Slabinsky. Born in the Ukraine, the right-hander is currently ranked at a lowly 558th, although he has a career-high listing of 266 back in 2008.

Meanwhile at the UNICEF Open at Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, our top-ranked doubles player was ousted in the first round.

Wes Moodie and big Belgian partner Dick Norman, went out in the first round. Seeded fourth for the tournament, they went out in three sets, falling 4-6 6-2 11-9 to the Netherlands duo of Rogier Wassen and Jesse Huta Galung.

The fourth seeds would certainly not be happy with that defeat. With doubles rankings of 21 (Norman) and 27 (Moodie) they are situated way higher than Wassen (65th) and Huta Galung (204th).