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…

Raven and Michael beaten in ATP Nitto Doubles Final

London – Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won the ATP Finals doubles title on Sunday – a year after coming within a point of lifting the trophy. The French seventh seeds beat fifth seeds Raven Klaasen of South Africa and New Zealand’s Michael Venus 6-3, 6-4 at London’s O2 Arena. They notched their ninth straight…

Klaasen and Venus make ATP Doubles Finals in London

South-African Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus were on the brink of a defeat but refused to give up and ended up making the final of the ATP Finals. Klaasen and Venus, who have won two titles this year, came from a set down to beat the year-end No. 1 doubles duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and…

Klaasen and Venus reach Semi-Finals at ATP Finals

London: South-African Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus of New Zealand, coached by Cape Town based Stephan De Kock have collected their second win at the Nitto ATP Finals. Klaasen and Venus needed just two sets to beat 2017 Wimbledon champions Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-3 6-4. Klaasen and Venus following their win on Tuesday…

Raven and Michael clinch first win at Nitto ATP Finals

Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Michael Venus of New Zealand have clinched the first win at this year’s Nitto ATP Finals. Klaasen and Venus handed a straight-set defeat to USA’s Rajeev Ram and home favorite Joe Salisbury 6-3 6-4 in just over an hour of play. Ram and Salisbury pressured Klaasen and Venus’ serve…

Klaasen/Venus Clinch Return To Nitto ATP Finals

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus have qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals for the second consecutive year. They are the third duo to claim a spot at the 2019 season finale, to be held 10-17 November at The O2 in London, joining Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah and Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo in the elite eight-team…

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…