Cape Town — South African Raven Klaasen has cruised through his first-round doubles match at the 2019 US Open.
Klaasen and his New Zealander partner Michael Venus, who are the third seeds in the men’s doubles, secured a routine 6-2, 6-1 victory over the French duo of Gilles Simon and Adrian Mannarino on Friday night.
They will now turn their immediate attention to their second-round match on Saturday night that will see them take on the team of Miomir Kecmanovic and Casper Ruud.
Klaasen (36) has reached two grand slam doubles finals – the 2014 Australian Open and Wimbledon last year – but he has lost them both.
Compiled by: Lloyd Burnard
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Publish date : 2019-08-31 19:01:08