SA's Klaasen into doubles QF at Wimbledon

2018-07-10 07:00
Wimbledon centre court (File)

Cape Town - South Africa's Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus of New Zealand are into the quarter-finals of the men's doubles tournament at Wimbledon after defeating Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Joao Sousa of Portugal.

The 13th-seeded pair won a closely fought encounter 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (7/5), 6-7 (7/3), 6-3 in a battle of 3 hours and 26 minutes.

Klaasen and Venus will face the fifth-seeded pairing of Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares in the quarter-finals.

Klaasen's best result at Wimbledon is a semi-final appearance in 2016.

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