Raven Klaasen

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Raven Klaasen
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Raven Klaasen practicing at Roland Garros 2013
Country  South Africa
Residence King William's Town, South Africa
Born (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 32)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $666,878
Career record 7–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 208 (24 October 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2012)
Career record 71-52
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 18 (3 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 20 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2014)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open QF (2014)
Last updated on: 20 November 2014.

Raven Klaasen (born 16 October 1982 in King William's Town, South Africa) is a professional South African tennis player. Klaasen's career-high singles ranking is world number 208, which he achieved on 24 October 2011. He has had more success playing doubles, with the notable achievement of reaching the 2014 Australian Open finals with partner Eric Butorac. Their run to the final included a victory over the World No. 1 team of Bob and Mike Bryan. As of November 2014, he is ranked at a career-high doubles ranking of 18.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard United States Eric Butorac Poland Łukasz Kubot
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 February 2013 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström France Marc Gicquel
France Michaël Llodra
3–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 1. 25 May 2013 Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France Clay Sweden Johan Brunström Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 22 September 2013 Moselle Open, Metz, France Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström France Nicolas Mahut
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. 29 September 2013 Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. January 25, 2014 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard United States Eric Butorac Poland Łukasz Kubot
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. February 16, 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. October 19, 2014 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac Philippines Treat Huey
United States Jack Sock
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 3. January 11, 2015 Aircel Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard India Leander Paes Chinese Taipei Yen-hsun Lu
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 6. January 17, 2015 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard India Leander Paes United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Romania Florin Mergea
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 22 February 2015 Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach, United States Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]


Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. This table is current through 2014 US Open.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A F 5–1
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Wimbledon Q1 1R 3R 2–2
US Open 3R 1R QF 5–3
Win–Loss 2-2 0–3 11–4 13–9