Kuils River local makes it big on international tennis circuit

South African professional tennis player Raven Klaasen, who hails from Kuils River, spoke to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about his life's journey and his career as a tennis player.

Klaasen just came back from the UK where he took part in Barclays ATP World Tour finals in London.

He ended off the season by reaching the finals along with his playing partner Rajeev Ram of the USA.

My dad and my mom are tennis players and for as long as i can remember I have always been around the tennis court. By default I am a tennis player.

Raven Klaasen, SA's professional tennis player

He is currently ranked 12th on the doubles circuit and enjoyed a career high earlier in the year when he was ranked at number 9.

I've gotten better at controlling things out there, I am still not where I want to be but I am moving in the right direction.

Raven Klaasen, SA's professional tennis player

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