Local tennis fans take to Twitter to voice their frustration and patent disbelief that the much-publicised exhibition game could deny many access to quickly.
But at least the wily Raven Klaasen and doubles partner Michael Venus are expected to go deep into the tournament.
The local tennis kingpin has had an injury-ravaged 2019.
South Africa’s finalist at Wimbledon last year came crashing down to earth in this year’s third round.
The two legends will attempt to break the attendance record for any tennis match in a charity exhibition.
Can South Africans once again look forward to a repeat of 2018’s thrilling run all the way to the final?

‘I had goosebumps’: SA’s Harris hails idol Federer

As 10-year-old, he watched the Swiss legend live. 12 years later, he faced the man himself … at Wimbledon.

Anderson off to cracking Wimbledon start

SA’s tennis kingpin shrugs off his return from injury to record an easy win.

Women in sport: Talented Simmonds wants to kick on

A brilliant performer at youth level, one of South Africa’s brightest tennis talents hopes to revive her career in 2018.

SA’s run ends at Australian Open

Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus fall at the quarterfinal stage, but at least flew the flag higher than the rest.

Kevin Anderson crashes out of Australian Open

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.

Kevin Anderson wins sixth title in great start to the year

One year after finishing as runner-up to Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson placed his hands on the Tata Open Maharashtra trophy on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson keeps up 2018 momentum as he reaches semifinals in India

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. 

Federer gets bragging rights over Williams in hugely anticipated match

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.

Sixteen clubs line up in race to be crowned SA’s national tennis club champions

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 prevails in UAE over highly rated Chung

Anderson, last year’s champion in the UAE, next faces Spaniard Rafa Nadal in the semifinals of the event.

Serena eyes ‘bigger and better things’ after US Open drama

The 23-time major champion will be chasing history once again at the Australian Open in January.

Raven: We simply didn’t adapt

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 team tumble towards relegation in Davis Cup

SA coach Marcos Ondruska admits he still doesn’t understand what went wrong.

Teenage prospect Henning named in Davis Cup team

The 17-year-old has had a meteoric rise of sorts in 2018.


 


 

 


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