Raven safely through

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Wes­ley Bot­ton

Raven Klaasen pro­gressed safely through the first round of the men’s dou­bles at the Aus­tralian Open yes­ter­day.

Klaasen and new part­ner Oliver Marach of Aus­tria se­cured a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 vic­tory over Miomir Kec­manovic of Ser­bia and Casper Ruud of Nor­way.

The No 9 seeds were set to face An­dres Molteni of Ar­gentina and Hugo Nys of Monaco in round two.

Mean­while, SA sin­gles No 1 Kevin An­der­son was gearing up to meet Amer­i­can Tay­lor Fritz in the sec­ond round to­day. –

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