Raven Klaasen
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Raven Klaasen

Raven Klaasen
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Klaasen at the French Open 2019
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceKing William's Town, South Africa
Born (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 40)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,843,777
Singles
Career record7-5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 208 (24 October 2011)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2012)
Doubles
Career record301-212 (58.7% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 7 (5 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 45 (25 April 2022)
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, 2021)
US Open2R (2014, 2015)
Last updated on: 25 April 2022.

Raven Klaasen ( KLAH-s?n;[1] born 16 October 1982) is a South African professional tennis player who specialises in doubles.

He achieved his career-high doubles ranking of world No. 7 in August 2019, and has won 19 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including two at Masters 1000 level. Klaasen is a two-time Grand Slam finalist, having finished runner-up at the 2014 Australian Open alongside Eric Butorac, and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships with Michael Venus. He was also runner up at the ATP Finals in both 2016 and 2019, partnering Rajeev Ram and Venus respectively.

In singles, Klaasen has a career-high ranking of world No. 208, achieved in October 2011.

He has represented South Africa in the Davis Cup since 2009, and has a win-loss record of 13-4.

He reached his 300th match win at the 2022 Estoril Open with Ben McLachlan defeating Hugo Nys/Jan Zieli?ski in the round of 16.[2]

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 Australian Open Hard United States Eric Butorac Poland ?ukasz 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

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

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

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)

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 ?ukasz 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

Doubles: 42 (19 titles, 23 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-2)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2-3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6-3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (11-13)
Finals by surface
Hard (15-15)
Clay (1-3)
Grass (3-5)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (13-17)
Indoor (6-6)
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, 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 ?ukasz 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 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 Pavi?
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 ?ukasz 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 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 ?ukasz 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 ?ukasz 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 ?kugor
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 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 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 ?ukasz 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 Tec?u
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
Win 17-20 Oct 2020 Cologne Championship, Germany 250 Series Hard (i) Japan Ben McLachlan Germany Kevin Krawietz
Germany Andreas Mies
6-2, 6-4
Win 18-20 Jul 2021 Washington Open, United States (2) 500 Series Hard Japan Ben McLachlan United Kingdom Neal Skupski
New Zealand Michael Venus
7-6(7-4), 6-4
Loss 18-21 Feb 2022 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) Japan Ben McLachlan Ukraine Denys Molchanov
Russia Andrey Rublev
6-4, 5-7, [7-10]
Loss 18-22 Jul 2022 Hall of Fame Open, United States 250 Series Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo United States William Blumberg
United States Steve Johnson
4-6, 5-7
Loss 18-23 Aug 2022 Los Cabos Open, Mexico 250 Series Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo United States William Blumberg
Serbia Miomir Kecmanovi?
0-6, 1-6
Win 19-23 Oct 2022 Korea Open, South Korea 250 Series Hard United States Nathaniel Lammons Colombia Nicolás Barrientos
Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6-1, 7-5

Doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS NTI P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
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 through the 2022 Davis Cup.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A F 2R QF 2R 1R QF 2R A 3R 0 / 8 16-8
French Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 10 6-10
Wimbledon A A A Q1 1R 3R 2R SF 3R F SF NH QF 0 / 8 21-8
US Open A A A 3R 1R QF 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 10 11-10
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-3 11-4 4-4 9-4 4-4 8-4 8-4 1-3 5-3 2-1 0 / 36 54-36
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify F RR RR F Did Not Qualify 0 / 4 7-7
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R 2R 1R W 2R QF NH 1R 1 / 7 9-6
Miami Open A A A A A 2R 1R F 1R QF 1R NH 1R 0 / 7 7-7
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R NH QF 0 / 7 4-7
Madrid Open A A A A A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R NH 2R 0 / 6 5-6
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R QF 2R F 1R 2R 0 / 6 7-6
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF SF F A NH 1R 0 / 6 6-6
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 2R 2R QF 2R 2R QF 2R 1R 0 / 8 6-8
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 2R W 2R QF QF QF NH 1 / 6 9-5
Paris Masters A A A A 2R QF QF 2R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 9 6-9
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 5-8 9-6 6-9 8-8 14-9 11-8 1-3 4-8 0-0 2 / 62 59-60
National representation
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 PO PO Z1 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 Z2 Z1 Z2 0 / 0 12-6
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 3 2 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 18
Finals 0 0 0 0 4 3 8 7 3 5 5 2 1 1 39
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 15-14 19-23 5-6 299-210
Year-end ranking 363 187 112 73 44 20 20 12 25 15 8 18 60%

References

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Raven Klaasen himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Maximo Gonzalez and Andre Goransson Reach SFS in Estoril | ATP Tour | Tennis".

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