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.