Raven Klaasen

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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 35)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,266,950
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 202–133
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 9 (11 July 2016)
Current ranking No. 30 (2 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2014)
French Open 3R (2018)
Wimbledon F (2018)
US Open QF (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2017)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2015)
US Open 2R (2014, 2015)
Last updated on: 12 July 2018.

Raven Klaasen (/ˈklɑːsən/ KLAH-sən;[1] 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: 2 (2 runners-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
Runner-up 2018 Wimbledon 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: 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: 3 (2 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]
Winner 2017 Indian Wells Hard United States Rajeev Ram Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–8]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 28 (14 titles, 14 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–1)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–9)
Titles by surface
Hard (11–8)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (2–4)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (9–11)
Indoor (5–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Open Sud de France, France 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 Côte d'Azur, 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 Tennis 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 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 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 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 World Tour 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 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 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 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

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; (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.

This table is current through 2016 Wimbledon.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A F 2R QF 2R 10–4
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 1-1 25–16

References[edit]

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

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