Raven Klaasen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Raven Klaasen
Raven Klaasen RG13 (9).JPG
Raven Klaasen practicing at Roland Garros 2013
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence King William's Town, South Africa
Born (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 34)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,330,440
Singles
Career record 7–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 208 (24 October 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2012)
Doubles
Career record 134–88
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 9 (11 July 2016)
Current ranking No. 9 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2014)
French Open 2R (2014, 2016)
Wimbledon SF (2016)
US Open QF (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (2016)
Last updated on: 20 June 2016.

Raven Klaasen (born 16 October 1982) 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 July 2016, he is ranked at a career-high doubles ranking of 9.

Significant 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

Year-End Championships[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, London Hard (i) United States Rajeev Ram Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–2, 1–6, [8–10]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2015 Shanghai Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2016 Miami Hard United States Rajeev Ram France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
7–5, 1–6, [7–10]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 21 (10 titles, 11 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–1)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–8)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (2–1)
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. 25 January 25 2014 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard United States Eric Butorac Poland Łukasz Kubot
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 16 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. 19 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. 11 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. 17 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]
Runner-up 5. 23 May 2015 Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland Clay Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Winner 7. 21 June 2015 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass United States Rajeev Ram India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 6. 4 October 2015 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) United States Rajeev Ram Philippines Treat Huey
Finland Henri Kontinen
6-7(4-7), 2-6
Winner 8. 11 October 2015 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 9. 18 October 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 2 April 2016 Miami Open, Miami, United States Hard United States Rajeev Ram France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
7–5, 1–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 8. 21 May 2016 Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland Clay United States Rajeev Ram United States Sam Querrey
United States Steve Johnson
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 11 June 2016 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Croatia Mate Pavić
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–3, 3–6, [9–11]
Winner 10. 1 October 2016 Chengdu Open, Chengdu, China Hard United States Rajeev Ram Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
7–6(7–2), 7–5
Runner-up 10. 9 October 2016 Japan Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Rajeev Ram Spain Marcel Granollers
Poland Marcin Matkowski
2−6, 6−7(4−7)
Runner-up 11. 20 November 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, London, United Kingdom Hard (i) United States Rajeev Ram Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–2, 1–6, [8–10]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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 2016 Wimbledon.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A F 2R QF 9–3
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2–5
Wimbledon Q1 1R 3R 2R SF 7–4
US Open 3R 1R QF 3R 2R 7–4
Win–Loss 2-2 0–3 11–4 4–4 8–3 25–16

References[edit]

External links[edit]