Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus (left) celebrate the quarter-final victory at Wimbledon. Pgoto: screengrab via @Wimbledon on Twitter
Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus (left) celebrate the quarter-final victory at Wimbledon. Pgoto: screengrab via @Wimbledon on Twitter
Raven Klaasen, SA doubles specialist and his doubles partner Michael Venus are into the Wimbledon semi's. Photo:: Tennis South Africa
Raven Klaasen, SA doubles specialist and his doubles partner Michael Venus are into the Wimbledon semi's. Photo:: Tennis South Africa

CAPE TOWN – South Africa's Raven Klaasen and New Zealand partner Michael Venus shocked the 5th seeded pairing of Jamie Murray {England) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) with a 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (4) 6-4 win in their Wimbledon quarterfinal clash on centre court on Tuesday.

The 13th seeds Klaasen and Venus spurned three match points before they clinched the five-set thriller which was completed after more than four hours. 

Play was briefly suspended after the fourth set to allow the roof to cover centre court. 

The duo arrived at the tournament's quarter-final stage courtesy of a victory over Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) and Joao Sousa (Portugal)  6-3 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (7/5) 6-7 (7/3), 6-3.

The 13th seeds Klaasen and Venus needed just under four hours to see off their opponents.

African News Agency (ANA)


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