Raven Klaasen in World Tour Finals in London

Congratulations to South African Raven Klaasen and his American doubles partner Rajeev Ram who have made it to the World Tour Finals in London. They are one of the top 8 doubles teams in the world.

The South African-American tandem qualified for the first time as a result of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau beating Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi in the Swiss Indoors Basel quarter-finals on Thursday. Rojer and Tecau, who captured the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and year-end No. 1 last year, are currently No. 9 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London – one spot adrift from Huey and Mirnyi.

Klaasen and Ram have compiled a 31-18 match record on the season, including a 2-3 record in title matches. They lifted ATP World Tour titles at the Chengdu Open (d. Carreno Busta/Fyrstenberg) and the Gerry Weber Open (d. Kubot/Peya). The duo also reached finals at the Miami Open presented by Itau (l. to Herbert/Mahut), the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open (l. to Johnson/Querrey) and the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2016 (l. to Granollers/Matkowski).

Klaasen and Ram will join Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez and Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the English capital.