Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
25 Jan 2016
7:07 am

Klaasen and Ram through to quarters

Wesley Botton

Klaasen is aiming to reach the Australian Open final for the second time in three years.

FILE PICTURE: Raven Klaasen. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images)

Raven Klaasen and American partner Rajeev Ram progressed to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

The No 13 seeds fought back from a set down to beat six-time champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the US 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the third round of the men’s doubles competition at Melbourne Park.

They will face Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares, both former Grand Slam mixed doubles champions, in the quarter-finals.

Klaasen, leading a lone South African charge in the main draw, is aiming to reach the Australian Open final for the second time in three years.