Kevin and Raven still flying the SA flag high at Wimbledon


Kevin Anderson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon for the third time on yesterday with a confident 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans.

He is set to face either No 12 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France or No 24 seed Sam Querrey of the United States in round four.

Earlier, putting up a tremendous fight after losing their early advantage, Raven Klaasen and American doubles partner Rajeev Ram held their nerve to clinch a narrow second-round win.

In a match that went down to the wire against the Indian pairing of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan, Klaasen and Ram got off to a good start by winning the first two sets.

Their opponents fought back, however, and clinched the next two sets, before Klaasen and Ram grabbed a hard-fought decider to earn a 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-7(6) 10-8 win. They will come up against Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in round three.

Raven is also playing mixed doubles with partner Katarina Srebotnik and will be in action in round 16 today.