Lloyd Harris suffers early Australian Open exit

Rising South African tennis star Lloyd Harris suffered an early exit at the Australian Open when he was bundled out in the first round by Argentine 14th-seed Diego Schwartzman in Melbourne on Tuesday. Schwartzman won comfortably in three sets with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 scoreline. Harris hit more winners (23) than his opponent (20) but…

SA’s Harris blown away in Adelaide final by red-hot Rublev

South African Lloyd Harris’ gallant run at the Adelaide International ended in defeat in the final against Russia’s Andrey Rublev. Rublev romped to victory in just 57 minutes, winning 6-3, 6-0, making it back-to-back titles for the 22-year-old after claiming victory at the Qatar Open in Doha last week. Harris can console himself in the…

Lloyd Harris goes from qualifying to final

South African Lloyd Harris reached his first ATP Tour final on Friday at the Adelaide International, battling past American Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3 in two hours and nine minutes. “I’m so excited to be in the final here in Adelaide. Just ecstatic with the match I played,” Harris said. “Looking forward to [the final]…

Lloyd Harris on fire in Adelaide

Rising South African tennis star Lloyd Harris has reached the semi-finals of the ATP event in Adelaide, Australia. The 22-year-old upset Spain’s world No 30 Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3 in their quarter-final clash on Thursday. Earlier in the week, Harris – who came through qualifying at the ATP 250 event – defeated Chile’s world…

Team SA clinch Group A 2nd place at ATP Cup

South Africa clinched second place in Group A behind Serbia at the inaugural ATP Cup after defeating France 2-1 in their final tie on Wednesday in Brisbane, Australia. Represented by Kevin Anderson, Lloyd Harris, Raven Klaasen, Ruan Roelofse, Kholo Montsi and Jeff Coetzee (captain), the country needed to win 3-0 against France to make the…

Team SA make a clean sweep over Chile at ATP Cup

Brisbane, Australia; Djokovic might have termed Kevin Anderson’s instant success the best after squeezing past the South African on Saturday night: “Absence from the Tour, obviously, didn’t really affect his game too much.” Chile’s Cristian Garin would agree. Anderson, playing in his first tournament in seven months, beat Chile’s No. 1 6-0, 6-3 to deliver…

Team SA suffer defeat in ATP Cup opener

Team South Africa began the inaugural ATP Cup campaign with a 3-0 defeat against Serbia in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday. Rising star Lloyd Harris gave a spirited display in the opening singles match before going down 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3 against world No. 34 Dusan Lajovic of Israel in a 2-hour and 15-minute pulsating battle. Harris…

Team SA to face Serbia in their opener

BRISBANE, Australia, January 3 (ANA) – Team South Africa will get its campaign underway at the ATP Cup on Saturday, as first-time captain and renowned ATP coach Jeff Coetzee leads a young, exciting team in the inaugural team event. The international men’s event is currently being staged in three different Australian cities (Perth, Brisbane and…

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…