Kevin Anderson was respected by most

In 2010, given my first opportunity to travel overseas for work, I covered a Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Germany. It was a great success for the SA team, which aimed to qualify for the top flight World Group for the first time in 12 years. The draw in Stuttgart was fantastic. I ate a horrible black sausage, drank a spectacular beer and met some of the players, along with captain John-Laffnie de Jager. While I enjoyed myself in the brand new environment, however, the prospects for the national team on the pitch were a little bleaker. The players clearly enjoyed themselves …