Raven Klaasen

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Raven Klaasen
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Raven Klaasen at Roland Garros 2019
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceKing William's Town, South Africa
Born (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 37)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,500,485
Singles
Career record7–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 208 (24 October 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2012)
Doubles
Career record268–173
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 7 (5 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 12 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2014)
French Open3R (2018)
WimbledonF (2018)
US OpenQF (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (2016, 2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2017)
French Open2R (2014)
Wimbledon3R (2015)
US Open2R (2014, 2015)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Raven Klaasen (/ˈklɑːsən/ KLAH-sən;[1] born 16 October 1982) is a professional South African tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 208, 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.

Klaasen has represented South Africa at the Davis Cup where he has a win/loss record of 13–4.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 Australian Open Hard United States Eric Butorac Poland Łukasz Kubot
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6
Loss 2018 Wimbledon Championships Grass New Zealand Michael Venus United States Mike Bryan
United States Jack Sock
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–5, 5–7

Year-end championships[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2016 ATP Finals, London Hard (i) United States Rajeev Ram Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6 –2, 1–6, [8–10]
Loss 2019 ATP Finals, London Hard (i) New Zealand Michael Venus France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 4–6

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2015 Shanghai Masters Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Loss 2016 Miami Open Hard United States Rajeev Ram France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
7–5, 1–6, [7–10]
Win 2017 Indian Wells Masters Hard United States Rajeev Ram Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 2018 Canadian Open Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]
Loss 2019 Rome Masters Clay New Zealand Michael Venus Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
1–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 36 (16 titles, 20 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–2)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (5–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–10)
Finals by surface
Hard (12–13)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (3–4)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (11–15)
Indoor (5–5)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Open Sud de France,
Lyon
250 Series Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström France Marc Gicquel
France Michaël Llodra
3–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Win 1–1 May 2013 Open de Nice,
France
250 Series Clay Sweden Johan Brunström Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–1 Sep 2013 Moselle Open,
France
250 Series Hard (i) Sweden Johan Brunström France Nicolas Mahut
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 3–1 Sep 2013 Malaysian Open,
Malaysia
250 Series Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Jan 2014 Australian Open,
Australia
Grand Slam Hard United States Eric Butorac Poland Łukasz Kubot
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6
Win 4–2 Feb 2014 U.S. National Indoor Championships,
United States
250 Series Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Win 5–2 Oct 2014 Stockholm Open,
Sweden
250 Series Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac Philippines Treat Huey
United States Jack Sock
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5–3 Jan 2015 Chennai Open,
India
250 Series Hard India Leander Paes Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 6–3 Jan 2015 Auckland Open,
New Zealand
250 Series Hard India Leander Paes United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Romania Florin Mergea
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 6–4 Feb 2015 Delray Beach Open,
United States
250 Series Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 6–5 May 2015 Geneva Open,
Switzerland
250 Series Clay Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Win 7–5 Jun 2015 Halle Open,
Germany
500 Series Grass United States Rajeev Ram India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss 7–6 Oct 2015 Malaysian Open,
Malaysia (2)
250 Series Hard (i) United States Rajeev Ram Philippines Treat Huey
Finland Henri Kontinen
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 8–6 Oct 2015 Japan Open,
Japan
500 Series Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–7]
Win 9–6 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters,
China
Masters 1000 Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Loss 9–7 Apr 2016 Miami Open,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard United States Rajeev Ram France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
7–5, 1–6, [7–10]
Loss 9–8 May 2016 Geneva Open,
Switzerland (2)
250 Series Clay United States Rajeev Ram United States Steve Johnson
United States Sam Querrey
4–6, 1–6
Loss 9–9 Jun 2016 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships,
Netherlands
250 Series Grass United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Croatia Mate Pavić
New Zealand Michael Venus
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Win 10–9 Jun 2016 Halle Open,
Germany (2)
500 Series Grass United States Rajeev Ram Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Alexander Peya
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 11–9 Oct 2016 Chengdu Open,
China
250 Series Hard United States Rajeev Ram Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
7−6(7–2), 7−5
Loss 11–10 Oct 2016 Japan Open,
Japan (2)
500 Series Hard United States Rajeev Ram Spain Marcel Granollers
Poland Marcin Matkowski
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 11–11 Nov 2016 ATP Finals,
United Kingdom
Tour Finals Hard (i) United States Rajeev Ram Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–2, 1–6, [8–10]
Win 12–11 Feb 2017 Delray Beach Open,
United States (2)
250 Series Hard United States Rajeev Ram Philippines Treat Huey
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Win 13–11 Mar 2017 Indian Wells Masters,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard United States Rajeev Ram Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 13–12 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships,
Netherlands (2)
250 Series Grass United States Rajeev Ram Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 4–6
Won 14–12 Feb 2018 Open 13,
France
250 Series Hard (i) New Zealand Michael Venus New Zealand Marcus Daniell
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
6–7(2–7), 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 14–13 Jun 2018 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships,
Netherlands (3)
250 Series Grass New Zealand Michael Venus United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Croatia Franko Škugor
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Loss 14–14 Jul 2018 Wimbledon Championships,
United Kingdom
Grand Slam Grass New Zealand Michael Venus United States Mike Bryan
United States Jack Sock
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Loss 14–15 Aug 2018 Canadian Open,
Canada
Masters 1000 Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]
Loss 14–16 Oct 2018 Japan Open,
Japan (3)
500 Series Hard (i) New Zealand Michael Venus Japan Ben McLachlan
Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
4–6, 5–7
Loss 14–17 Jan 2019 Auckland Open,
New Zealand (2)
250 Series Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Japan Ben McLachlan
Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
3–6, 4–6
Loss 14–18 May 2019 Italian Open,
Italy
Masters 1000 Clay New Zealand Michael Venus Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
1–6, 3–6
Win 15–18 Jun 2019 Halle Open,
Germany (3)
500 Series Grass New Zealand Michael Venus Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Win 16–18 Aug 2019 Washington Open,
United States
500 Series Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Loss 16–19 Nov 2019 ATP Finals,
United Kingdom
Tour Finals Hard (i) New Zealand Michael Venus France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 4–6
Loss 16–20 Feb 2020 Dubai Tennis Championships,
United Arab Emirates
500 Series Hard Austria Oliver Marach Australia John Peers
New Zealand Michael Venus
3–6, 2–6

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; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current with 2019 ATP Finals.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A F 2R QF 2R 1R QF 0 / 6 13–6
French Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 8 5–8
Wimbledon A A A Q1 1R 3R 2R SF 3R F SF 0 / 7 18–7
US Open A A A 3R 1R QF 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 8 10–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–3 11–4 4–4 9–4 4–4 8–4 8–4 0 / 29 46–29
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify F RR RR F 0 / 4 7–7
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R 2R 1R W 2R QF 1 / 6 9–5
Miami Open A A A A A 2R 1R F 1R QF 1R 0 / 6 7–6
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 6 2–6
Madrid Open A A A A A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 0 / 5 4–5
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R QF 2R F 0 / 4 6–4
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF SF F A 0 / 5 6–5
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 2R 2R QF 2R 2R QF 0 / 6 5–6
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 2R W 2R QF QF QF 1 / 6 9–5
Paris Masters A A A A 2R QF QF 2R 2R QF 1R 0 / 7 6–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–8 9–6 6–9 8–8 14–9 11–8 2 / 51 54–49
National representation
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 PO PO Z1 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 Z2 0 / 0 11–4
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 3 2 4 2 2 1 2 16
Finals 0 0 0 0 4 3 8 7 3 5 5 35
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0–1 9–8 26–16 35–25 42–23 38–23 30–21 40–26 39–22 260–167
Year-end ranking 363 187 112 73 44 20 20 12 25 15 60%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Raven Klaasen himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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