The KIA South African team had a bittersweet end to their Davis Cup tie against Estonia at the Irene Country Club in Pretoria on Sunday. In a dead-rubber final day’s play, South Africa won and lost a reverse singles giving them an overall 4-1 victory in this Euro/Africa Group 2 first round tie. Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse had already… Read more →
Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse came from a set down to win the doubles rubber on Saturday to give South Africa victory over Estonia in their Davis Cup Euro Africa Group 2 tie at the Irene Country Club in Pretoria. After a slow start which saw South Africa lose the opening set in the tie breaker 6-7 (4), Klaasen and… Read more →
The South African Davis Cup team made a solid start against Estonia in Friday’s first day of their Davis Cup tie against Estonia at the Irene Country Club in Pretoria. The KIA-sponsored South Africans won both singles rubbers giving them a 2-0 lead against the visitors. Nik Scholtz, the South African No2, opened procedures and was leading Jürgen Zopp, the… Read more →
South African Davis Cup captain, Marcos Ondruska announced 19-year-old Lloyd Harris and Nik Scholtz as his No1 and No2 nominated singles players at the official draw for this weekend’s Euro Africa Group 2 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas tie between South Africa and Estonia. The tie will be played at the Irene Country Club, Pretoria from Friday to Sunday. South… Read more →
It’s time to put prejudices aside and admit that Andy Murray is the best tennis player in the world right now, writes GARY LEMKE Maybe it’s because he walks around with the demeanour of someone who has just stepped into some fresh doggy-do. Maybe it’s the exaggerated celebrations, the shouts of ‘C’mon!’ when he wins an important point. Maybe it’s… Read more →
Two first-year pairings will contest Sunday’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London after South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and American partner Rajeev Ram surprised newly crowned world No 1 side Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares on Saturday.
By Mark Etheridge A classy performance by South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and American partner Rajeev Ram has sealed their Saturday semi-final slot at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and American Rajeev Ram have boosted their chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals big time as they captured their second ATP World Tour team title with a 7-6 (2) 7-5 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Mariusz Fyrstenberg of Poland in the Chengdu Open finals in China. ‘This week we came… Read more →
Tick tock, tick tock. Serena Williams turns 35 at the end of September and her surprise semi-final defeat at the US Open could well prove to be a seminal moment in her career, writes GARY LEMKE. Victory at Wimbledon pushed her career Grand Slam singles titles up to 22, joint second on the all-time list with Steffi Graf, and two behind… Read more →
Tennis’ superstar is probably the finest sportswoman of all time and looking for more success in Paris, writes CLINTON VAN DER BERG.