South Africa qualify for inaugural ATP Cup

The ATP has today announced the Top 18 countries in the ATP Cup Standings and Australia, host wild card, as qualifiers for the inaugural ATP Cup, to be held from 3-12 January in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. Every member of the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings — including Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, Spain’s Rafael Nadal…

SA looking to Harris for Friday’s Davis Cup Tie

South Africa will be looking to Lloyd Harris to anchor their challenge in Friday’s opening Davis Cup Europe/Africa Group II tie against Bulgaria at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town (start 11am). Following Thursday’s draw at a Constantia wine farm, the country’s number one player will play the opener against Bulgaria’s Number two, Alexandar…

Davis Cup preparations

CAPE TOWN, September 10 (ANA) – The early exit of South Africans at the recent US Open has meant that the country’s Davis Cup team has had loads of time to prepare this weekend’s Europe/Africa Group 11 tie against Bulgaria in Cape Town. Lloyd Harris, SA’s lone player in the main draw, made a first-round…

Harris advances at Roland Garros

Lloyd Harris needed a thrilling comeback to reach a milestone second round appearance in the French Open, beating qualifier Czech Republican Lukas Rosol 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a five set classic match at Roland Garros on Monday. Harris is South Africa’s only hope in the singles event with world number eight, Kevin Anderson,…

Lloyd Harris reaches career-high ATP ranking

Rising South African tennis star Lloyd Harris has reached a career-high ranking of No 90. The 22-year-old cracked the ATP Tour’s top 100 for the first time in February after winning an ATP Challenger event. He has moved up four spots in the latest ATP rankings after reaching the last 16 at a Challenger event…

Wayne Ferreira takes Lloyd Harris under his wing

Two-time Australian Open semi-finalist Wayne Ferreira is set to work with young, up-and-coming South African tennis star Lloyd Harris. The 21-year-old Harris has just broken into the top 100 in the world and was victorious in his opening round clash at the Delray Beach Open on Monday. According to the ATP Tour’s official website, Ferreira…

Lloyd Harris makes Top 100 Debut

One year ago, Lloyd Harris was hovering outside the Top 300 and fighting to climb the ATP Rankings on the former Futures circuit. What a difference a year makes. On Sunday, Harris blasted to his third ATP Challenger Tour title, dominating the field in Launceston, Australia. The 21-year-old did not drop a set all week…

Lloyd Harris qualifies for Australian Open

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris has qualified for the main draw of the men’s singles at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old youngster from Cape Town beat veteran Dustin Brown 6-1, 7-6 (12/10) on Friday in the final qualifying round, to secure his spot. The tournament will be Harris’ second Grand Slam appearance after he lost in…