Klaasen and McLachlan win ATP 250 title in Cologne

It didn’t take long for Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan to click.Klaasen (coached by Stephan Dk.) and McLachlan won the bett1HULKS Championship on their team debut, defeating two-time Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday for the trophy.“It was a fun match to play. I want to thank my partner…

Klaasen boosted by ATP accolade

South Africa’s world-class doubles specialist Raven Klaasen was handed a morale-boosting accolade ahead of next week’s US Open which starts on Monday in New York City.The 37-year-old Klaasen, coached by Capetonian Stephan Dk. will partner 40-year-old Austrian Oliver Marach. The pair are seeded 7th for the 2020 US Open doubles competition.Klaasen was voted by his…

SA’s Davis Cup promotion hopes crash

South Africa’s Davis Cup promotion hopes suffered a massive setback after back-to-back upsets on Day 2 of their World Group 1 play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday. The day started with the teams level-pegging at 1-all after but after Saturday’s two rubbers, Bosnia sealed the tie with a…

South Africa tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina after day one

The South African Davis Cup team sits tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 following the opening day of action in the Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie at Arena Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia’s top player Damir Dzumhur secured the first victory of the day on Friday, defeating South Africa’s Ruan Roelofse in…

Davis Cup Order of Play decided

South African Davis Cup team captain Marcos Ondruska is upbeat ahead of the weekend’s Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, starting on Friday. Ondruska nominated Lloyd Harris and Ruan Roelofse for the singles with Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse for the doubles. In the draw conducted Thursday, South…

SA Davis Cup Captain upbeat ahead of this weekend’s tie

South African Davis Cup team captain Marcos Ondruska is upbeat ahead of the weekend’s Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, starting on Friday. After two days of working out with the team, Ondruska says all the players are in a good condition and they are very pumped up…

SA Davis Cup Team announced to play in Zenica

The South African Davis Cup team captain, Marcos Ondruska, has named his four-man squad to contest the forthcoming Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica on the 6th and 7th March 2020. This follows South Africa’s 4-1 victory over Bulgaria at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town last…

Klaasen’s Australian Open bid over

South Africa’s participation at this year’s Australian Open is over after doubles star Raven Klaasen lost in the second round in Melbourne on Friday. Klaasen and his new Austrian partner Oliver Marach lost 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 4-6 to little-known Argentine Andres Molteni and his Monegasque partner, Hugo Nys. Klaasen and Marach were the ninth-seeds for…

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…