Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
21 Jan 2017
8:03 am

Klaasen turns attention to mixed doubles 

Wesley Botton

Raven Klaasen's run at the Australian Open took a knock on Saturday when he was eliminated in the second round of the men's doubles competition. 

Raven Klaasen in action during the South African National Tennis team training session at the Irene Country Club on January 28, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images

The veteran South African and American partner Rajeev Ram lost to Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil, who picked up a 6-1 7-6 (4) win to progress at Melbourne Park.

Klaasen’s hopes remained alive at the Grand Slam tournament, however, as he was set to turn out with Dutch player Michaella Krajicek, a former Wimbledon singles quarter-finalist, in the mixed doubles competition.

They were scheduled to meet Andreja Klepac of Slovenia and Treat Huey of the Philippines in the first round.