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…

Klaasen earns 250th Tour-Level win

South African doubles ace, Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus of New Zealand lifted their third ATP Tour title as a team on Sunday, beating Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 3-6, 6-3, 10-2 at the Citi Open. Klaasen and Venus, who claimed three of their four victories this week in Match Tie-breaks, dropped just four points…

Raven Klaasen into Wimbledon Semi-finals

South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus staged an incredible fightback to beat John Peers (Australia) and Henri Kontinen (Finland) in a five-set thriller on Wednesday to book their place in the Wimbledon men’s doubles semi-finals. Klaasen and Venus, the third seed, saw off their eighth-seeded opponents 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7/5),…

Third Halle doubles title for Raven Klaasen

South African doubles tennis ace Raven Klaasen had previously won two Halle titles with American Rajeev Ram Second seeds Klaasen and Michael Venus prevented a three-peat on Sunday in Halle, defeating two-time defending champions Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 to win the NOVENTI OPEN. “I’m so happy right now. This is my…

Great ATP Nitto World Tour finals for our South Africans

London, United Kingdom – Many a coach has had to console a player after a match with “You lost to someone better,” and that was the reality facing Kevin Anderson as he came off court after an emphatic 6-2 6-2 defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Nitto ATP Finals. Anderson has had a great year….

Kevin Anderson first-ever SA in ATP Finals Semis

London, United Kingdom- Kevin Anderson’s best-ever year just got better! Despite losing to Roger Federer, the South African is through to the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals, but in the doubles something had to give, and Raven Klaasen went out to a pair coached by the former South African doubles champion Jeff Coetzee. Anderson…

Raven and Michael go down fighting in London opener

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares worked hard to win their opening Group Llodra/Santoro match on Sunday at the Nitto ATP Finals with a 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 victory over South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus of New Zealand in one hour and 49 minutes. Fourth seeds Murray and Soares saved three set points and recovered…