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…

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….