Raven Klaasen

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

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 39)
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 titles18
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.

He achieved his career-high doubles ranking of world No. 7 in August 2019, and has won 18 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 reached his 300th match win at the 2022 Estoril Open with Ben McLachlan defeating Hugo Nys/Jan Zieliński in the round of 16.[2]

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

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

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

Year-end championshipsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

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

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

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

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

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 42 (19 titles, 23 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 (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)   Johan Brunström   Marc Gicquel
  Michaël Llodra
3–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Win 1–1 May 2013 Open de Nice, France 250 Series Clay   Johan Brunström   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–1 Sep 2013 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Johan Brunström   Nicolas Mahut
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 3–1 Sep 2013 Malaysian Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i)   Eric Butorac   Pablo Cuevas
  Horacio Zeballos
6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Jan 2014 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Eric Butorac   Łukasz Kubot
  Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6
Win 4–2 Feb 2014 U.S. National Indoor Championships, United States 250 Series Hard (i)   Eric Butorac   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Win 5–2 Oct 2014 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i)   Eric Butorac   Treat Huey
  Jack Sock
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5–3 Jan 2015 Chennai Open, India 250 Series Hard   Leander Paes   Lu Yen-hsun
  Jonathan Marray
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 6–3 Jan 2015 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard   Leander Paes   Dominic Inglot
  Florin Mergea
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 6–4 Feb 2015 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard   Leander Paes   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 6–5 May 2015 Geneva Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Lu Yen-hsun   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Win 7–5 Jun 2015 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass   Rajeev Ram   Rohan Bopanna
  Florin Mergea
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss 7–6 Oct 2015 Malaysian Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i)   Rajeev Ram   Treat Huey
  Henri Kontinen
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 8–6 Oct 2015 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard   Marcelo Melo   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–7]
Win 9–6 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard   Marcelo Melo   Simone Bolelli
  Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–3
Loss 9–7 Apr 2016 Miami Open, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Rajeev Ram   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
7–5, 1–6, [7–10]
Loss 9–8 May 2016 Geneva Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Rajeev Ram   Steve Johnson
  Sam Querrey
4–6, 1–6
Loss 9–9 Jun 2016 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass   Dominic Inglot   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Win 10–9 Jun 2016 Halle Open, Germany (2) 500 Series Grass   Rajeev Ram   Łukasz Kubot
  Alexander Peya
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 11–9 Oct 2016 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard   Rajeev Ram   Pablo Carreño Busta
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
7−6(7–2), 7−5
Loss 11–10 Oct 2016 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard   Rajeev Ram   Marcel Granollers
  Marcin Matkowski
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 11–11 Nov 2016 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i)   Rajeev Ram   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
6–2, 1–6, [8–10]
Win 12–11 Feb 2017 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard   Rajeev Ram   Treat Huey
  Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Win 13–11 Mar 2017 Indian Wells Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Rajeev Ram   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 13–12 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass   Rajeev Ram   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
3–6, 4–6
Won 14–12 Feb 2018 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Michael Venus   Marcus Daniell
  Dominic Inglot
6–7(2–7), 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 14–13 Jun 2018 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass   Michael Venus   Dominic Inglot
  Franko Škugor
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Loss 14–14 Jul 2018 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass   Michael Venus   Mike Bryan
  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   Michael Venus   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]
Loss 14–16 Oct 2018 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard (i)   Michael Venus   Ben McLachlan
  Jan-Lennard Struff
4–6, 5–7
Loss 14–17 Jan 2019 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard   Michael Venus   Ben McLachlan
  Jan-Lennard Struff
3–6, 4–6
Loss 14–18 May 2019 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay   Michael Venus   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
1–6, 3–6
Win 15–18 Jun 2019 Halle Open, Germany (3) 500 Series Grass   Michael Venus   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Win 16–18 Aug 2019 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard   Michael Venus   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Loss 16–19 Nov 2019 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i)   Michael Venus   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 4–6
Loss 16–20 Feb 2020 Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates 500 Series Hard   Oliver Marach   John Peers
  Michael Venus
3–6, 2–6
Win 17–20 Oct 2020 Cologne Championship, Germany 250 Series Hard (i)   Ben McLachlan   Kevin Krawietz
  Andreas Mies
6–2, 6–4
Win 18–20 Jul 2021 Washington Open, United States (2) 500 Series Hard   Ben McLachlan   Neal Skupski
  Michael Venus
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Loss 18–21 Feb 2022 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Ben McLachlan   Denys Molchanov
  Andrey Rublev
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Loss 18–22 Jul 2022 Hall of Fame Open, United States 250 Series Grass   Marcelo Melo   William Blumberg
  Steve Johnson
4–6, 5–7
Loss 18–23 Aug 2022 Los Cabos Open, Mexico 250 Series Hard   Marcelo Melo   William Blumberg
  Miomir Kecmanović
0–6, 1–6
Win 19–23 Oct 2022 Korea Open, Korea 250 Series Hard   Nathaniel Lammons   Nicolás Barrientos
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6–1, 7–5

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS 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; (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%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Raven Klaasen himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Maximo Gonzalez and Andre Goransson Reach SFS in Estoril | ATP Tour | Tennis".

External linksEdit