Comfortable start for Kevin at Wimbledon

It is rare a No.4 seed with a proven track record as the Wimbledon runner-up a year prior would slip so comfortably under the radar. But after 10 weeks out with a recurring elbow injury in a stop-start 2019, South African Kevin Anderson accepted there would be those who’d have had their doubts. This was,…

Djokovic too good for ‘tired’ Kevin

At the Wimbledon men’s final of 2018, tennis celebrated the return of a wonderful old friend. These last couple of years have featured an unfamiliar doppelganger bearing Djokovic’s name, with none of his old invincibility; but as of the semi-finals here, the awkward stranger is banished. It’s been a long, uncomfortable road, but the superstar…

Raven and Michael beaten by Mike and Jack

The crowd was slightly dazed by it all. Ever since the gentlemen’s singles semi-finals started on Friday the 13th, it had all been going haywire. Matches were coming at them from all sides. It was all too much for a fan of a certain age. Some matches went on for hours, some matches were split…

Top seed pushed by debutante KG at Wimbledon

Top seed and defending champion Diede de Groot from the Netherlands ruined any chance of the first South African wheelchair tennis player to reach Wimbledon final as she claimed a two sets victory over wild card and Wimbledon debutante Kgothatso Montjane at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London on Friday. Montjane gave the…

Kevin wins epic semi-final at Wimbledon

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson emerged victorious from an epic Wimbledon semi-final encounter against American John Isner with a marathon 7-6 (6) 6-7 (5) 6-7 (9) 6-4 7-6 (24) win at the All England Club on Friday afternoon. In the process, the eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson became the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final…

KG Montjane outlasts Kruger to reach Wimbledon semis

South African world number 8 wheelchair tennis ace and wildcard entry Kgothatso Montjane swept aside doubles partner Germany’s Katharina Kruger in a stunning three-set thriller on Thursday evening, to reach her first semi-final round at Wimbledon in London. Montjane was awarded a wild card into the grass-court tournament to become the first African wheelchair tennis…

Raven Klaasen is through to Wimbledon’s Mens Doubles Final

South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner Michal Venus are through to Saturday’s doubles final after they defeated the wild-card pairing of Denmark’s Frederik Nielsen and Britain’s Joe Salisbury 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4 in Thursday’s semifinal clash. The 13th seeds Klaasen and Venus will now oppose Americans Mike Bryan and Jack…

Raven and Kevin out of Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson’s run at Wimbledon has come to an end with the big serving South African losing in the fourth round to 24th seed Sam Querrey of the United States. In a hard fought match that lasted just over three hours, the American won in five sets, 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-7 (13-11) and 6-3….