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…

Kevin and Raven break new ground at ATP Finals

For a country supposedly never having rediscovered its golden age of tennis, South Africa is doing remarkably well at present, with two players competing at the Nitto ATP Finals in London this coming week. Raven Klaasen resumes his highly successful doubles partnership with the New Zealander Michael Venus, with whom he has won one title…

Raven and Michael qualify for Nitto ATP Doubles Finals

The ATP has confirmed that South African doubles ace Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus, have become the final team to qualify for the 2018 Nitto ATP Doubles Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November. Klaasen and Venus will make their team debuts at the Nitto ATP…

Disappointment for KIA SA Davis Cup team

Lisbon, Portugal – The Portuguese Davis Cup team took full advantage of playing their tie at home against KIA South Africa this weekend. The slow red clay of the host club CIF-Club Internacional De Foot-Ball in the heart of the capital Lisbon made it tough for the South African’s to have any real chance of…

Raven Klaasen – SA’s faithful Davis Cup soldier

Lisbon, Portugal – Raven Klaasen is a proudly South African tennis professional who sees Davis Cup as an important part of his 18 years as a professional. Klaasen who turned 36-years on Tuesday whilst in Lisbon, Portugal celebrated with the KIA South African Davis Cup team as he prepares for his 17th tie this weekend…

KIA SA Davis Cup team feel positive for clay court showdown

Lisbon, Portugal – After two days of working out with the KIA South Africa team, captain Marcos Ondruska feels the players are in their best possible shape yet ahead of the weekend’s upcoming Euro Africa Group 1 play-off Davis Cup tie against Portugal, starting on Friday. Speaking at Wednesday afternoon’s pre-draw press conference at the…