14.9.2019 08:03 pm
The South Africans breathe a sigh of relief after a few chastening previous ties in the competition.
Lloyd Harris led South Africa to victory over Bulgaria in their Europe/Africa II Davis Cup tie at Kevin Grove Club on Saturday.
As 10-year-old, he watched the Swiss legend live. 12 years later, he faced the man himself … at Wimbledon.
SA’s tennis kingpin shrugs off his return from injury to record an easy win.
A brilliant performer at youth level, one of South Africa’s brightest tennis talents hopes to revive her career in 2018.
Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus fall at the quarterfinal stage, but at least flew the flag higher than the rest.
Fifth seed Kevin Anderson was sent packing from the Australian Open in round two Thursday with American Frances Tiafoe prevailing 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
One year after finishing as runner-up to Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson placed his hands on the Tata Open Maharashtra trophy on Saturday.
The South African began his 2018 campaign with a run to the championship match in Pune, losing to French veteran Gilles Simon in the final.
With 43 Grand Slam singles titles (Williams 23, Federer 20) between them, the two 37-year-olds had welcomed the chance to face each other on the court.
The national final of the Growthpoint Top Guns will be taking place at Sun City from Friday, February 22 to Monday, February 25 next year.
Anderson, last year’s champion in the UAE, next faces Spaniard Rafa Nadal in the semifinals of the event.
The 23-time major champion will be chasing history once again at the Australian Open in January.
But the doubles star also believes the SA Davis Cup were up against it before a ball was served due to conditions being tailored for Portugal.
SA coach Marcos Ondruska admits he still doesn’t understand what went wrong.