Raven Klaasen born 16 October 1982 in King William's Town, South Africa is a professional South African player on the ATP Tour.
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Tennis South Africa. It was so very close for SA's Raven Klaasen and USA's Rajeev Ram in London but on the day...
So very close for Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram
Henri Kontinen and John Peers beat Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in a match tie-break to win the ATP World Tour…
SA’s Raven Klaasen & his partner Rajeev Ram beat Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-4 to reach the final at the
Who saw this doubles final coming? Rajeev Ram and partner Raven Klaasen are up against John Peers and Henri...
Raven Klaasen & Rajeev Ram practice forehand, backhand, smash before the Final: via
Close the net. Rajeev Ram & Raven Klaasen practicing reflex volleys and finishing. What a fun day at Th…
Another big win for Raven Klaasen and US partner Rajeev Ram, beating American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan to reach the Wimbledon semifinals
Raven has finally come home to roost: Cape Town - Raven klaasen is in the... -
American pairing Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson win the Geneva title, after defeating top seed Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-1.
Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson now lead 6-4 *2-0 over Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen. Heading towards the title in Geneva..
SA's Raven Klaasen and his doubles partner Rajeev Ram are through to the second round
MIAMI - Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen 5-7, 6-1, 10-7 to win the Miami...
Raj and Raven Klaasen drop the 2nd set 6-1, and this final is heading into a super tiebreak.
the point Raven Klaasen just played at 15-30 was literally one of the best I've ever seen in doubles
G'luck to Raj and Raven Klaasen against Mahut-Herbert in the final, live now on the app!
Did you know that Raven Klaasen, a doubles finalist at the played in our event in 2002 and 2003!
Good luck to & his partner Raven Klaasen in the Men's Dubs final tomorrow
Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram want to see YOU at the men's doubles finals tomorrow on Stadium Court.
Make sure you tune into the Miami Open today at 2pm to watch Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram fight for a spot in the final!
Carmel's and Raven Klaasen lose in third-set tiebreaker in Australian Open men's doubles quarterfinals.
Klaasen bows out of Australian Open: Former Australian Open doubles finalist Raven Klaasen has bowed ou...
Jamie Murray reached the semi-finals of the men's doubles with new Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.They beat Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram.
Raven Klaasen and American partner Rajeev Ram have been eliminated in the men's doubles quarter-finals, falling to Murray/Soares
Jamie Murray reaches his third straight Grand Slam semi-final as he and Bruno Soares beat Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram 6-7 6-4 7-6
Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram lead J.Murray and B.Soares by 1 set to love (7-6) in their doubles QF
Carmel's and doubles partner Raven Klaasen score big upset in Aussie Open
Doubles: Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram v Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, fourth match on court 2, approx 4am
Carmel's Rajeev Ram with partner Raven Klaasen upset the Bryan brothers in the third round of the Australian Open. Wow!!
on to the QFs for two of the nicest guys to ever play Lexington, Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen. taking out the...
Congratulations to former RBC players Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen. Rajeev and Raven took out one of the best...
Raven Klaasen - Jamie Murray: In the quarter-finals in double on Australian Open we have match between Raven K...
Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen react to beating six-time Australian Open champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan on Monda..
Klaasen and Ram bounce the Bryans out of Australian Open: By Mark Etheridge South African Raven Klaasen’s love...
Raven Klaasen has beaten the Bryan Brothers twice in R3. 2014 w/ Butorac, & just now w/ Ram.
Just in: Major upset as SA's Raven Klaasen and doubles partner Rajeev Ram, knocked out 3rd seeds the Bryan brothers . 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Camarillo's Bob and Mike Bryan will play Raven Klaasen-Rajeev Ram in 3rd round of men's doubles at Australian Open on Monday.
John Peers (VIC) & Jamie Murray lost to Raven Klaasen & Rajeev Ram 7-6 7-5 in R16 of doubles at the ATP Masters event in Paris.
Tennis SA'S Doubles Rising Star Is Raven Klaasen Read the story, subscribe for free today with live links in...
In other news, Raven Klaasen and grass-season partner, Rajeev Ram, won their opening match at Topshelf Open. Whoop. 💃
According to livescore, Raven Klaasen is playing Manchester doubles final with Dennis Novikov. He played with Rajeev Ram through the semis
Rajeev and doubles partner Scott Lipsky came up just a bit short today in their Australian Open doubles encounter today against No. 10–seeded Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen. The score was close — 6-4, 7-6 (6) — in a tough draw against Paes, an eight-time Grand Slam men's doubles champion.
World rankings of our South African players for the week 3 November 2014. Raven Klaasen reaches career best world...
Quick 3-0 lead for Ross Hutchins & Michael Russell over Somdev Devvarman & Raven Klaasen and we're underway at Mediacom Tennis Stadium.
STRONG SA REPRESENTATION AT THE MYLAN WORLD TEAM TENNIS USA - This week the 39th season of the Mylan World TeamTennis (Mylan WTT) kicks off in the United States of America. The Mylan WTT was the brain child of legendary tennis ace, Billie Jean King who co-founded the professional team tennis competition in the 1970’s based on a concept of gender equity showcasing the best in professional team tennis competition. Mylan WTT offers unique access to the sport and some of the greatest champions have played in the competition over the past four decades. Seven franchises make up the Mylan WTT competition namely the Austin Aces, Boston Lobsters, Philadelphia Freedoms, San Diego Aviators, Springfield Lasers, Texas Wild and Washington Kastles. South Africa is well represented in the 2014 competition. Rik de Voest (Boston Lobsters), Raven Klaasen (San Diego Aviators), Kevin Andersen (Washington Kastles), John-Laffnie de Jager (Springfield Lasers, coach) and Brent Haygarth (Texas Wild, coach ). South African Davis ...
Rochester's Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen fall in 2nd round to Maximo Gonzalez and Juan Monaco in men's doubles at French Open.
SA's Raven Klaasen and his partner Eric Butorac have been beaten in the men's doubles by Juan Monaco and Maximo Gonzalez 7-5, 4-6, 4-6
Davis Cup tennis. Tie SA vs Lithuania at Irene Country Club 4-6 Apr. Team SA: Rik de Voest, Dean O'Brien, Jean Anderson, Ruan Roelofse and Raven Klaasen. SA must win the Tie to have any chance of retaining its spot in Group 1. Here are some pics of today's action. Photo's by Gordon Arons
On SAfm Sports Special this weekend, on Sat, we have live action from the Chan 3rd-4th play-off between Nigeria and Zimbabwe; kick off at 5pm. We have news from the Davis Cup where SA take on Monaco and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. We chat to Gerhardi Odendaal about the Cape Town Tens and a member of the Council of Cape Town about the possibility of the Springboks taking on a World XV. Next month a team of 6 South African Ice Swimmers will take on the Antarctic Circle Ice Challenge, tune in as we chat to Ryan Stramrood to find out more about this task. We chat to South African Aus Open Double’s finalist Raven Klaasen live from the Davis Cup. Our Rising Star of the week is Jenna Ward who will be taking part in this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon. Luke Steyn, a Zimbabwean, is the only Southern African participant to take part in the Winter Olympics this year, tune in to find out how he fell in love with the snow. On Sunday we have reports from the Davis Cup and the European Tour. We chat about the Maiden ...
Catch our Davis Cup tennis star Raven Klaasen just before 21h00 tonight on ANN7 Dstv 404. The full interview at 23.30 tonight on ANN7 and again tomorrow at 09.30. This is a MUCH WATCH interview!
Raven moves up doubles rankings 27 January By SAPA Johannesburg – South Africa's Raven Klaasen jumped 15 places in world doubles tennis rankings while singles player Kevin Anderson dropped one spot on Monday when the ATP rankings were released. Despite reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open in the men's singles, Anderson continued his slide out of the top 20, slipping from 21 to 22 this week. The big-serving Anderson had been struggling on the ATP tour, but signalled a comeback when he twice came from two sets down to win through to the fourth round in Melbourne. It was his nemesis Tomas Berdych who powered his way to a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Anderson to end the South African's run. Berdych has beaten him in all 10 encounters between the pair. Klaasen flew the South African flag at Melbourne Park, reaching the final of the men's doubles at the Australian Open with American partner Eric Butorac. Along the way, the pair dispatched the top-seeded Bryan brothers and eighth seeds Daniel Nestor ...
Congratulations to Eric Butorac for reaching the finals of the Australian Open Doubles with South African partner Raven Klaasen. On route to the finals they beat the Bryan brothers. Eric stopped by last semester to practice and talk to our students.
Raven Klaasen has climbed 15 places to 30th in the world doubles rankings, while Kevin Anderson dropped 1 spot to 22 in the men’s singles
Despite loss in the final of Australian Open, South Africa's Raven Klaasen enhances reputation in Melbourne
Congrats to Eric Butorac and partner Raven Klaasen on their great Aussie run!
has a great chance to grow the sport on the back of Raven Klaasen's success. Here's my blog:
Congratulations to South African Raven Klaasen and US partner on reaching Men’s Doubles finals. Great for SA tennis.
- Kevin Anderson down to 22nd and Raven Klaasen up to 30th in the doubles rankings.
Raven Klaasen has climbed 15 places to a career high 30th in the men's world doubles rankings
South African Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie de Jager on Friday said he was confronted with a poser in finalising his team for next week's Euro-Africa Group Two tie against Monaco in Pretoria. The South African captain submitted the names of Rik de Voest, Nikala Scholtz, Raven Klaasen and Izak van der Merwe to the ITF as the designated four players who will represent South Africa at the Irene Country Club from January 31 to February 2. "This was only done in accordance with the ITF rule that the four names had to be submitted to the international body 10 days before a Davis Cup event," De Jager said. "The rules also stipulate one change can be made to this original choice when the draw is made 24 hours before the start of the tie on Friday and that is when I will actually make my final decision." De Jager earlier in the week named Ruan Roelofse in the five-man squad from where the final team would emerge. De Voest is certain to be nominated as the No 1 singles player, with in-form Australian Open finalist ...
Klaasen family show their support for Raven in Oz | DispatchOnline
family show their support for Raven in Oz:
South Africa has a real chance to capitalise on the success of Raven Klaasen. Here's my blog:
Not a bad sporting weekend, actually quite good after the Bafana debacle last Sunday. The Blitzbokke won the Las Vegas 7's again at 01h00 this morning, to overtake New Zealand on the log as leaders! Nice one boys! And of course Raven Klaasen wat die dubelspelfinaal by die Ausie ope tennistoernooi gehaal het. En natuurlik in die Europese golftoernooi Katar meesters, was George Coetzee en Thomas Aiken gesamentlik 5de, Dawie van der Walt 9de en Barden Grace 13de!
Mbalula: Guts, determination and belief is what these young people have shown (also talking about Raven Klaasen)
We look back at the Australian Open now, hearing from Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal, Lucas Sithole & Raven Klaasen.
Raven Klaasen of South Africa looks to return in his Men's Doubles Final with Eric Butorac of the United States against Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden during day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
Eric Butorac & Raven Klaasen: Kia Open Drive - 2014 Australian Open. Watch the boys with some great Q&A.
My status goes to my colleague Wayne Flanagan who was instrumental in introducing Raven Klaasen to tennis. Proud moment.
Wat a epic australia open for South Africa raven klaasen and Lucas Sithole wat ever hapen in final we r proud as a nation wat a b of winners
I am a proud South African! I am a proud member of the community which was classified coloured under apartheid! Although I don't agree with racial classification I know what and who I am. Today is a huge day in the life of a young international sport star born out of this community! RAVEN KLAASEN is already a big name in tennis! Later today he will play in the Australian Tennis Open men's doubles final. Thousands of South Africans here and abroad will be glued to their television sets and shout for him and his partner. Even if they don't win the trophy they are WINNERS already! May they be triumphant! Congratulations and best wishes for RAVEN's parents and family! We are very very proud of him! He plays like a champion! He speaks like a champion! He looks like a champion! HE IS OUR CHAMPION!!!
Raven Klaasen - " Dit was unbelievable!! I'm proud of what I've achieved this last fortnight! I'm overwhelmed by the support! And I will keep doing all I can too improve and get better! Now to focus on Davis Cup and do South Africa proud!"
"Raven Klaasen's dream run ends You did SA proud, better than those other 11 guys
I hope that Lucas Sithole and Raven Klaasen, the losing finalists at the Australian Open in the Quad Wheelchair singles and Men's doubles respectively are welcomed back to SA as the heroes they really are. Despite their failure to win gold, they brought back silvers against all odds. They got to the finals even though they have no sponsors. I take my hat off ti you compatriots, you represented me well.
Commiserations to Raven Klaasen and Lucas Sithole on losing their respective finals in the effort guys!
Doubles Winner[ATP]: Big congrats to Robert Lindstedt and Lukasz Kubot on their men's doubles win tonight! 6-3 6-3 over Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen...
As the Australian Open finals match slipped away early this morning, this is what the announcer said of TLC and Gustavus great Eric Butorac: " Eric Butorac, still with that ever present smile on his face." Sometimes, all you can do is stand and applaud your opponents. Eric and and partner Raven Klaasen did just that at the end. There is no other way to put it. Their opponents played spectacular tennis and won the Australian Open 6-3, 6-3. But rather than lament missed opportunities, Eric and Raven gave credit to their opponents. And the last thing Eric said to the cameras, with his big smile, was "I want to say hi to my wife and my six week old son. I'll see you tomorrow!" Now that's magic… P.S. We are in the middle of a TLC Winter retreat with kids and chaperones from InnerCity Tennis, St. Paul Urban Tennis, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center, USTA, Aitkin (MN), and Eau Claire (WI) "Y". We are having fun and talking about becoming aware of our prejudices and building bridges to others. The ...
Lucas Sithole, men's quad wheelchair runner-up 2014 and Raven Klaasen, men's doubles runner-up 2014.
Raven Klaasen talks to EWN Sport after the doubles final
Raven Klaasen thanks SA after Aussie Open defeat
Raven Klaasen well done congrats u have done the continent proud. Folks much respect for Raven. Thank you kevin smit dermot swinney karl davies and tennis South Africa
So proud of my boy Raven Klaasen rolling thru Aussie Open en route to an incredible start to 2014!
Big ups to Raven Klaasen & Eric Butorac for flying the as flag high at the Men's doubles final. Y'all did best 😊
Eric Butorac's run at the Australian Open comes to an end but he and Raven Klaasen played some great tennis this week!
Gustavus's Eric Butorac '03 and his partner Raven Klaasen accept their second place trophy at the…
Aussie Open I used to pull all-nighters to watch the tournament down under. Now it is a TV-nap cycle. FOX SPORTS. Prior to my first nap I watched the one and only Mike Kosta on his afternoon national show. He is on a panel of six with the most famous star being Regis Philbin. Kosta spent a considerable amount of time training with me following his days playing under Craig Tiley at the University of Illinois. It seemed like two years to me but if you ask Kosta, a professional comedian, he might tell you it seemed like twenty years. On yesterday's show, he plugged Australian Open doubles finalist Raven Klaasen. The two of them won a Futures together. On air, the tall and good-looking Kosta, who may make it to the movies, shared how they split eleven hundred dollars and how this weekend Raven has the chance to split six hundred thousand. I started working with Raven when he was seventeen. After six months of no competition because he had to have his entire game revamped, I was looking for a doubles partner f ...
Raven Klaasen, proud of what you have accomplish mate!! Awesome effort, awesome pair, simply awesome...
Lucas Sithole through to the quad wheelchair singles final and Raven Klaasen through to the ...
Klaasen's dream run comes to an end: Raven Klaasen's dream of a first Grand Slam title came crashing down in M...
Big up's for our boys/men down under- Aus Open Raven Klaasen & Lucus Sithole altough u weren't winners u did us Proudly South African
South African Raven Klaasen & his US doubles partner Eric Butorac lost to Kubot & Lindstedt 3-6, 3-6 in the final of…
Well done to sa's tennis player raven klaasen. He has made our country proud!
What this Grand Slam Result will mean for Raven Klaasen
SA represented in a final at the Aus Open today but no money for Raven Klaasen's coach or family to be there. Now who's a bunch of losers?
Raven Klaasen, SA is proud of you for making it through to the mens double finals Australian Opens. You might not have won but you still made us proud. Good luck with your tennis career
Its wierd to know I grew up with Raven Klaasen!! Just love his parents
Well done Raven Klaasen and Eric Butorac for reaching the Wimbledon Finals .
Awesome match Raven Klaasen better luck next time...We all so proud of you for reaching the final. Can't wait for the next one. Proudly South African:)
Big shout out to Raven Klaasen and Eric Butorac! The Australian Open 2014 doubles runners up and bringing home some silverware!! Proud of you guys!
It was a great Journey at the Australian Open 2014 , on the day our game plan didn't pull off ... We happy with the result .. This will not be Raven Klaasen s last Grand Slam Final ... Thank you for the support from all the South African public. I want to thank the following sponsors and individuals: - The Klaasen family - Celeste Jae - The BLD Group , Bruce Davidson - Prince - Koolcon Group
So proud of Raven Klaasen,old neighbours' and friends' son, playing now in the Aus Open mens doubles final!
I wonder what chosen words Fikile have for Raven Klaasen.
Well done Raven Klaasen and partner...runners up ...final ...Australian Open Tennis.You make us so very proud!
Well done Raven Klaasen runners up Australian Open Tennis u made SA proud
Bad luck Raven Klaasen. Great effort in reaching the Aussie Open final.
Congrats Raven Klaasen on flying the SA flag high... Runners up in the Aussie Open Tennis doubles but champion for resurgence of tennis in SA
Game set and match to kub/ Lin,well done Raven Klaasen you made us proud, a pity you were on the losing side
Ah, what a pity! Raven Klaasen, you have done yourself and South Africa proud.
Tune in to the Men's Doubles Final. Raven Klaasen who I met through Steve Smith in Tampa, Florida is playing in the final. Give him your support, awesome to see him on the Big Stage.
Today I will be supporting South African tennis players, Raven Klaasen and Lucas Sithole in the Australian Open Doubles and Wheelchairs Quad Singles Finals respectively. Well done for making the finals. Proudly South African.
Later today, Raven Klaasen tries to become 1st South African to win Australian Open Men's Double since UA's Ellis Ferreira did it in 2000.
Two incredible athletes Raven Klaasen and Lucas Sithole your country is right behind you, all the best for the finals of the Aussie Open.
Raven Klaasen, a coloured South African from the rural WC is playing in the doubles final of the Aus Open. Wow.
My day just got better, they are showing Raven Klaasen & Butorac semi on tennis channel right now! Ayoba!
Raven Klaasen our South African tennis ace will be on the John Robbie show after 8am this morning
Yesterday, it was World No 1 Serena Williams who was overpowered by Ana Ivanovic... . Just a few minutes ago, it is World No. 1 Men's Doubles team BRYAN brothers who lost in two straight sets to No. 45/48 duo of Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen, 6-7 4-6. The stage is now set for a clash between Butorac / Klaasen and Huey / Inglot. For Fil-Aussies in Melbourne, don't miss this match... You may see Fil-Am Treat Huey with his team mate Dominic Inglot advancing to the Semifinals...
Raven Klaasen & Eric Butorac have beaten Leyton Hewitt & Pat Rafter: 6-4, 7-5 in the 1st round of the men's doubles.
Former world no. 4 James Blake has reached the finals of the ATP Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, partnering with American 20 year old Jack Sock. The all-American duo reached the finals of an ATP event for the second week in a row - beating Germans Dustin Brown and Christopher Kas 6-2, 7-5. They will meet top seeds Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau for the title on Sunday. The top seeds scored a 7-6(4), 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Johan Brunstrom and Raven Klaasen. Meanwhile, in an interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Blakse said earleir this week that he is still having fun on the court. Blake commented, "I'm probably not going to best my ranking of No. 4 in the world, but I feel like there's still matches I can win and that's the fun of it for me. I'm still competing with these guys. The motivation is still there, otherwise, I wouldn't be as upset as I am right now. I still definitely want to win and still feel there are opportunities out there for me to do well, especially on hard cou ...
Johannesburg, South Africa – The South African Davis Cup team will have a slightly new look when they face Canada in their upcoming World Group Playoff tie from September 14 to 16. Tennis South Africa (TSA) have announced that 21-year-old Nikala Scholtz will be joining Izak van der Merwe (ranked 152), Rik de Voest (177), and Raven Klaasen (ranked 551) at the Uniprix Stadium in Montreal for the tie. The team is captain by John-Laffnie de Jager. South Africa’s highest ranked player, Kevin Anderson, is not available to play in this tie. “Unfortunately, after much deliberation, I cannot commit to playing in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Canada in September,” said Anderson. “This is not a decision I have taken lightly as I always consider it an honour to represent my country. However, the tie comes at the end of a long hard court season which has traditionally taken its toll on my body, especially my knee. “In the summer of 2011, my knee injury reached a climax and I compromised it by playing ...
Well done to Raven Klaasen who got into his 1 st Grand Slam today. You played great and was the best player on court Raven. Jammer dat julle verloor het maar jy hoort hier saam die top spelers. Ek weet dit was 'n lang pad maar jy het guts gewys en is nou hier. Baie trots op jou!
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